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LPD Citizens Patrol Recruitment Starts Now



LYNNWOOD, WA (July 6, 2016) – The Lynnwood Police Department is now recruiting for membership to the Citizens Patrol volunteer group. This is a group of 45 dedicated individuals who work alongside our police officers to provide support with various tasks which enhance the quality of life for our diverse Lynnwood communities.

Working in teams of two, Citizens Patrol members assist the work of officers by directing traffic, opening locked vehicle doors, patrolling businesses and neighborhoods, assisting with vehicle battery jump starts, and much more!

Members are asked to sign up for two 4-hour evening shifts per month, and attend a monthly training meeting. Day and night shifts on weekends are also available.

How to get started:

  1. Complete a volunteer application and background check
  2. Casual oral board interview
  3. Attend a unique five- week Citizens Patrol Training Academy starting Tuesday, October 4, 2016 (6-10PM)

Apply online now at the Lynnwood Police Department website under the Career and Opportunities section or follow the link below:


Along with our Citizens Patrol group, we also offer a VIPS program (Volunteers in Public Safety), an Explorers Post (ages 14-20), Car Seat Technician and other volunteer opportunities. To learn more please go to our Safety & Crime Prevention page at the City’s website or contact our Crime Prevention Specialists at 425-670-5639 or 5635.

Nic Li, Crime Prevention Specialist