Welcome to the new home of Friend of Santa Cruz Police Department. We are a 501(c)3 registered non profit with the primary goal of providing volunteers resources to Santa Cruz Police Department and to educate and raise awareness through public outreach. 

SCPD engages a team of trained citizen volunteers to assist the department in non-enforcement duties. Our dedicated group of volunteers will support officer to allow agencies to provide additional services, maintain positive relationships with the public, free up officers’ time for higher level duties, and maximize impact in the community.

If you are interested in joining the Santa Cruz Police Volunteer Program, email scpdvolunteers@cityofsantacruz.com or call (831) 420-5916.