Rocklin Police and Fire department recruiting volunteers

Orientation set for March 19
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Rocklin Police and Fire Volunteer Program orientation

When: 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 19

Where: Rocklin Police Department Emergency Operations Center, 4080 Rocklin Road

RSVP: Rocklin Police and Fire Volunteer Hotline, (916) 625-5499

Info: Michael Nottoli, (916) 625-5416

Are you looking for a rewarding way to spend a few hours a week making a difference in your community? If so, the city of Rocklin would like to invite you to join the Rocklin Police and Fire Volunteer Program.

Volunteers play a key role in helping the police and fire department provide a high level of service to the community and undertake projects that were previously not feasible because of limited resources, according to a press release from the city.

The Police Department has openings in patrol, records and front counter clerical support, child safety education (delivering presentations in the elementary schools) and code enforcement. All of these functions require availability Monday through Friday during daytime hours. Rocklin police volunteers serve as extra “eyes, ears and helping hands” but do not engage in contacting, detaining or arresting suspicious persons or criminals. Volunteers are not sworn officers and have no powers of arrest beyond those of any private person.

The Fire Department has openings in fire administration (office and front counter clerical support; daytime Monday through Friday), fire prevention (child safety seat installation, hands-only CPR instruction) and fire support. Fire support volunteers do not fight fires, but do assist firefighters at fire scenes by filling air tanks and getting units back in service (they can be called into service 24 hours a day).

In order to become a Rocklin Police and Fire Volunteer, you must be at least 18 years of age, be of good moral character and have no felony or recent misdemeanor convictions. Volunteers must also be able to work with minimal supervision, work well with others, volunteer at least 16 hours a month and commit to a minimum of three years of service. There is no requirement to live in Rocklin.

The hiring process requires a volunteer application, oral interview, warrant check, background investigation, Life-Scan fingerprint check and completion of the Volunteer Academy. The Volunteer Academy is mandatory for all new police and fire volunteers. The next Volunteer Academy will start at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, and will meet on 10 consecutive Tuesday evenings and two Saturdays during the day.

All interested persons are invited to attend an orientation March 19 that further explains the program and the commitment it demands. At the conclusion of the orientation, application packets will be distributed to all interested persons.