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“Be A Part Of It” By Volunteering or Interning
with the Montgomery County Police Department

Volunteers and interns serve with diligence, pride, and dedication, and they continue to introduce new ideas, a fresh outlook, and an invigorating spirit to our workforce. Their contributions are highly valued and greatly appreciated by the Police Department and the community it serves.  Currently, our active, highly diverse volunteer corps numbers approximately 200. Volunteers are involved in nearly all aspects of the department’s operations from training to communications. They work side by side in support of the line officers, command staff, and civilian employees.

100 Edison Park Drive, Gaithersburg, MD

Phone: (240) 773-5625



We are currently accepting applications for the spring semester.


Click here to view the Volunteer & Intern Application

Click here to view the Volunteer & Intern Brochure


INTERN APPLICANT REQUIREMENTS  (Law Enforcement Apprentice Program – L.E.A.P.)

  • Minimum age – 16

  • Successfully pass background check.

  • Ability to volunteer a minimum of twelve hours per week or 6 months in the program.

  • Ability to participate in bi-weekly training that is designed to enhance intern’s exposure to a variety of aspects of law enforcement.

  • Be a U.S. citizen.

  • If you are not a U.S. citizen, you must have a valid green card.

  • Interns typically work anytime Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm.

What special projects may I be involved with?

  • Assist Police Officers with Alcohol Enforcement efforts.

  • Assist Officers at special community events such as the County Fair and Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics.

  • Monthly Ride-Along opportunity with police officer.

What training opportunities are available?                                  

  • Officer Safety

  • Patrol Procedures

  • Police Radio Communications

  • Traffic laws

  • Report writing including criminal and civil citations

  • SWAT

  • K-9

  • Forensics

  • Homicide

  • Narcotics

  • Community Policing


  • Minimum age – 16

  • Successfully pass background check.

  • Ability to volunteer a minimum of twelve hours per week or 6 months in the program.

  • Be a U.S. citizen or have a valid green card.

Members of the Volunteer Resources Section are making important contributions in the following areas:

* Administration

* Alcohol Enforcement

* Auto Theft

* Crime Analysis

* Community Outreach

* Communications

* Community Policing

* Crime Prevention

* Crime Solvers

* Drug Conspiracy

* Forensics

* Fraud

* Investigations

* Major Crimes

* Media

* Patrol

* Pawn

* Records Management

* Satellite Station Ops.

* Station Operations

* Stress Management

* Technology

* Traffic

* Training

* Translation

* Victim Assistance

* Warrant Search



2016 Interns


2016 Volunteers

Montgomery County Department of Police · J. Thomas Manger, Chief
Public Safety Headquarters
100 Edison Park Drive · Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Non-emergency: 301.279.8000
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