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Additional help sought for CCPD volunteer unit

By Staff | May 23, 2018

The Cape Coral Police Depart-ment is in search of volunteers to work in administrative positions in the lobbies of the police department as well as City Hall.

Volunteers are vital and greatly appreciated by the men and women in blue, said Lt. Dana Coston, CCPD spokesperson.

“The Police Volunteer Unit provides an incredibly valuable service to the Cape Coral Police Department and the community at large,” Coston said. “These men and women give us their time, assisting us with the daily tasks that help the PD run smoothly and efficiently. Our PVU donates over $1 million annually in in-kind services to the Cape Coral Police Department.”

Short shifts, usually split into morning and afternoon, are available to fill, with the CCPD able to work around your schedule if you’re thinking about volunteering.

“The volunteers typically work 16 hours a month and we are flexible, breaking it up into 3-hour shifts. These particular positions are manned during normal business hours of the PD and City Hall (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.),” Coston said.

These volunteer positions include helping direct people to where they need to go in each building and possibly doing some light police-related work themselves.

“These positions are for greeters at the information desks, helping citizens get where they need to go in both the PD lobby and at City Hall. They also provide fingerprinting services here at the Cape Coral Police Department,” Coston said.

“Being part of our Police Volunteer Unit is a fantastic way to give back to your community and to be part of a world-class organization. These particular positions are for many, the first point of contact between the PD and citizens,” Coston added.

For those interested in becoming a CCPD volunteer, applications are available at capecops.com to be dropped off at CCPD headquarters at 1100 Cultural Park Blvd.

For more information, contact the Police Volunteer Unit at 239-242-3346.

City Hall is at 1015 Cultural Park Blvd.