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January 28, 2011 > Volunteer at Law Enforcement Agency

Volunteer at Law Enforcement Agency

Submitted By Geneva Bosques, Fremont PD

Are you a teenager age 14-18 looking for an opportunity to volunteer and give back to the community? Do you have an interest in learning more about law enforcement in general or as a possible career? The Fremont Police Department is now accepting applications for two Teen Volunteer Programs:

Tri-City Animal Shelter Teen Program:
The Tri-City Animal Shelter's Teen Volunteer Program offers many opportunities for high school students to learn about the day-to-day operations of the shelter and provide assistance in the office, kennels, grooming and socializing of animals, giving tours and assisting staff at special events.

Each spring we open the application process and select between 30-40 teens to participate. Those selected can also earn service-learning hours required by their school. A minimum commitment of 100 hours is required prior to being accepted into the program. We welcome and encourage participation by current high school students between the ages of 14-17.

Police Explorer Program:
The Explorer Program is a fun and safe way for teenagers to learn about law enforcement. Explorers participate in ride-a-longs, learn about units within the Organization, assist with traffic control, give tours of the Police Department, and are involved in many other exciting activities. This program not only helps teenagers develop an understanding of law enforcement but can lead to a future career in public safety.

The Explorer Post is currently looking for 5-10 new candidates. Applicants must be between the ages of 14-18 and currently enrolled in high school. Once accepted, Explorers can remain in the Post until they reach age 21. The commitment is one weekly evening meeting and an occasional Saturday. Teens can also receive service-learning hours for participation in this program. For more information visit

If you are interested in either of these fun and challenging opportunities, please contact Community Service Officer Jennie Bauer, Volunteer Administrator, at (510) 790-6691 or submit your application at your earliest convenience. We will accept applications through February 1, 2011 or until we receive enough applications to fill both programs. Applications can be found online

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