PARTNERS_IMG_8284The Lodi Police Department PARTNERS Program encompasses men and women who help fight crime in their community by donating time to the Lodi Police Department by becoming specially-trained personnel working with law enforcement to help enhance the services provided. These volunteers assist with clerical and administrative duties and work with neighbors to help make the community a safer place.


PARTNERS patrol city streets, parks, and schools. They serve as additional eyes and ears for the Lodi Police Department and provide information and assistance to the community in a variety of ways. Assignments may include:

  • Clerical assignments
  • Front desk reception
  • Handicapped parking enforcement
  • Patrol duties
  • Special events


PARTNERS receive 40 hours of classroom training, in addition to recurring monthly training. All training is conducted by Lodi Police Department staff. Topics include:

  • Gangs and narcotics
  • Patrol skills and observation
  • Public relations
  • Radio communications
  • Traffic control


The requirements for being a partner are:

  • Able to volunteer 16 hours each month
  • Age 30 and above
  • Clear criminal history
  • Complete the 40-hour training academy
  • Have the desire to help your community by addressing today's crime problems
  • Pass the required background investigation
  • Purchase a uniform at a cost of approximately $100
  • Valid California driver's license or identification card

More Information & Applications

To join the PARTNERS team, contact the Lodi Police Department PARTNERS, email our volunteer office or call 209-333-6886.

You can pick up an application at the Lodi Police Department, located at 215 West Elm Street.

215 W. Elm Street
Lodi, CA 95240

Phone: (209) 333-6886

PARTNERS Coordinator 
Chet Somera
Phone: (209) 333-6864