As part of this program, volunteers ride along with patrol officers to provide victims of domestic violence with resources and information provided by DC SAFE. Volunteers receive 30 hours of specialized training provided by DC SAFE and MPD, which is in lieu of attending the MPD Community Engagement Academy. Trained volunteers then sign up for shifts to ride along with patrol officers. When responding to 911 calls for service, including domestic violence calls, volunteers do not act as law enforcement personnel, but rather as liaisons between DC SAFE, MPD and domestic violence victims in need of services.
Apply here to become a Domestic Violence Liaison with the MPD’s Volunteer Corps.