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Student Intern Police (College)

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The Student Intern Officer (SIO) program allows college students who are interested in criminal justice careers to experience the practical work environment. Applicants must maintain at least a 2.5 GPA, be enrolled in a college or university in the Front Range area, and have a valid driver's license. Student Intern Officers must pass a stringent selection process involving math/verbal testing, oral board interview, integrity interview, polygraph examination, drug screening, and a background check.

We are accepting applications for Spring 2019 semester. Deadline for applications is November 1, 2018.

NOTE:  Applications must be postmarked by April 1, 2018.  Letters of recommendation must be submitted prior to oral boards but do not need to accompany the application.

Student Intern Officers are primarily assigned to the Patrol Division, but are also given opportunities to serve in other divisions. Intern Officers are encouraged to stay with the Department once their internship hours have been completed. As intern officers, students may attend any standard in-service training and are able to witness or participate in many aspects of law enforcement.

Volunteer student interns will work directly with the public in a variety of ways including responding to calls for police service regarding found property, abandoned vehicles, nuisance complaints and directing traffic at accident scenes. 

This is an unpaid volunteer position for those outstanding college students interested in a future law enforcement career. Student Intern Officers are uniformed. A Student Intern Officer brochure is available outlining duties and assignments of students. 

Students may either take the internship for college credit and/or contribute 10 hours per month. Students may start as freshmen and can stay until one semester beyond college graduation. Students must maintain a 2.5 GPA.

The volunteer application can be returned to the Longmont Police Department, ATTN: Robin Ericson, 225 Kimbark St., Longmont, CO 80501. 

If you have questions regarding this application (pdf) or the Student Intern volunteer program (pdf), please email or call the Student Intern Officer Assistant Coordinator at (303) 651-8424.

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