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“Be A Part Of It” By Volunteering or Interning with the Montgomery County Police Department

Volunteers and interns serve with diligence, pride, and dedication, and they continue to introduce new ideas, a fresh outlook, and an invigorating spirit to our workforce. Their contributions are highly valued and greatly appreciated by the Police Department and the community it serves.  Currently, our active, highly diverse volunteer corps numbers approximately 200. Volunteers are involved in nearly all aspects of the department’s operations from training to communications. They work side by side in support of the line officers, command staff, and civilian employees.


100 Edison Park Drive, Gaithersburg, MD
Phone: (240) 773-5625
E-Mail:  PoliceVolunteer.ResourcesSection@montgomerycountymd.gov


NOTE: At this time, we are accepting volunteer and intern applications for placement in the fall of 2014.  Summer internship and volunteer opportunities are FULL at this time.



Click here for an Intern/Volunteer Application


INTERN APPLICANT REQUIREMENTS (Law Enforcement Apprentice Program – L.E.A.P.)
  • Minimum age – 16
  • Successfully pass background check.
  • Ability to volunteer a minimum of eight hours per week or 6 months in the program.
  • Ability to participate in bi-weekly training that is designed to enhance intern’s exposure to a variety of aspects of law enforcement.
  • Be a U.S. citizen.
  • If you are not a U.S. citizen, you must have a valid green card.
  • Interns typically work anytime Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm.


What special projects may I be involved with?

  • Assist Police Officers with Alcohol Enforcement efforts.
  • Assist Officers at special community events such as the County Fair and Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics.
  • Monthly Ride-Along opportunity with police officer.
  • Conduct Home Security surveys.

2012 Interns


What training opportunities are available?                                  

  • Officer Safety
  • Patrol Procedures
  • Police Radio Communications
  • Traffic laws
  • Report writing including criminal and civil citations
  • SWAT
  • K-9
  • Forensics
  • Homicide
  • Narcotics
  • Community Policing



  • Minimum age – 16
  • Successfully pass background check.
  • Ability to volunteer a minimum of eight hours per week or 6 months in the program.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or have a valid green card.

2012 Volunteers



Members of the Volunteer Resources Section are making important contributions in the following areas:
* Administration * Drug Conspiracy * Satellite Station Ops.
* Alcohol Enforcement * Forensics * Station Operations
* Auto Theft * Fraud * Stress Management
* Crime Analysis * Investigations * Technology
* Community Outreach * Major Crimes * Traffic
* Communications * Media * Training
* Community Policing * Patrol * Translation
* Crime Prevention * Pawn * Victim Assistance
* Crime Solvers * Records Management * Warrant Search
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