For the first time, the Hinsdale Police Department is launching
a volunteer program that is intended to continue opening
the department’s doors to the community. In
the growing challenges of the economic times, the police
department is innovatively looking to partner with volunteers
in the community to continue providing a high level of service.
The Volunteer Program has been created to solicit assistance
from the community in fulfilling the department’s
commitment to its mission.
There are various means in which Volunteers can help, including:
perform records services, lobby greeter, public information
aide, investigative services aide, traffic aide, or assist
in other duties as needed. Community members that
may have specialized skills, such as Information Technology
or website design, and are willing to volunteer time are
also encouraged to inquire. The police department
will provide training and schedule volunteers based upon
their availability to help. Volunteers must be at
least eighteen (18) years of age, and selection is based
upon interview and a thorough background check.
Chief Bradley Bloom stated it is not uncommon for residents,
especially retirees, to call and offer free help to the
police department. These offers have prompted the
department to develop a formal program that gives community
members the opportunity to give their time back to the community,
while enriching the services that the police department
provides "We have a tremendous amount of talent in
this community that we could benefit from " Bloom stated.
Sign up for this program by contacting Officer Michael
Coughlin at 630-789-7084, firstname.lastname@example.org
or contact him with any questions about this program.
Volunteers do not have to be residents of Hinsdale.