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Career profile: Volunteer makes difference for Mesa Police

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Posted: Monday, November 27, 2006 3:06 pm | Updated: 4:53 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

Job title: Mesa Police Department Volunteer, Burglary Division; “I organize case files and make initial phone calls to victims for possible additional information on cases, pick up surveillance tapes from businesses, search for stolen property on computer sites and do data entry.”

Education: G.E.D.; some college courses; graduate of North American College of Data Processing (Computer Programming)

What are your main duties?

“I organize case files and make initial phone calls to victims for possible additional information on cases, pick up surveillance tapes from businesses, search for stolen property on computer sites and do data entry.”

Why did you decide to volunteer?

“The volunteer position presented me with the opportunity to work directly with the detectives on burglary cases. I have found it to be very interesting and challenging work.”

What education or skills are required?

“Volunteers must be a high school graduate or hold a G.E.D. with general office and computer skills.”

How does someone apply?

“Volunteer applicants must successfully complete a background investigation, which includes steps such as a polygraph exam, fingerprinting, drug screen, employment and personal references, and criminal history checks.”

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