The Corpus Christi Police Department is looking for volunteers. On Tuesday night, those opportunities were unveiled during an open house.
"This is your police department, your city," CCPD Chief Floyd Simpson said. "We need to be serious about the business of protecting it."
The CCPD was accepting applications for their reserve officer program. Right now, the department has 10 reserve officers, who all have the same authority as the full-time officers. They just aren't on the payroll. The chief hopes to expand the program and eventually have 20-30 reserve officers.
They are also looking for people to get involved in the youth program called Law Enforcement Explorers. Anyone 15-21 years of age can sign up.
The department is also looking to add to its Volunteers in Police Services, or VIPs, program, which is open to anyone regardless of their abilities or skill sets.
Visit the CCPD Web site at www.cctexas.com/police.
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