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Get Involved

Public safety is a shared responsibility between members of the community and the police. NYPD citizen volunteer programs offer a meaningful way for you to become involved.

We encourage you to participate by signing up for one of our NYPD programs. Each program offers a unique opportunity to engage with police, and to make a positive difference in your community.

Working together makes our neighborhoods stronger and safer. Click on the links below for more information on the following programs and choose the one that is best one for you.

Auxiliary Police

Auxiliary police officers are extra "eyes and ears" for the New York City Police Department.

Law Enforcement Explorers

Law Enforcement Exploring teaches young adults ages 14-20 the importance of higher education, self-empowerment, and developing positive relationships with law enforcement.

Citizens Police Academy

Citizens Police Academy is a 10-week program offered each year in the spring and fall that provides training in the legal, social, and procedural aspects of policing.

Clergy Liaisons

The Clergy Liaison Program establishes working partnerships between the NYPD and clergy leaders in order to improve public safety and police/community relations.