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Posted on: September 13, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Volunteers Sought for Crisis Intervention Response Team

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The Las Cruces Police Department’s Victims’ Assistance Unit is accepting applications for volunteers interested in joining CIRT – the Crisis Intervention Response Team.

The Crisis Intervention Response Team works with police officers and detectives by helping victims of crimes. Volunteering for the team is a unique opportunity for those interested in a career in law enforcement, as a victim’s advocate, or college students who want experience in law enforcement or social work.

CIRT volunteers must:

  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Have a valid New Mexico driver’s license.
  • Have a vehicle along with proof of insurance and registration.
  • Live within Las Cruces or in close proximity to the city.
  • Pass a criminal background check.

CIRT volunteers serve on-call overnight hours primarily on weekends. The Las Cruces Police Department provides 40 hours of training which is mandatory and must be completed prior to serving as a volunteer.

Applications are being accepted until 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26. Late applications will not be accepted. Training for those accepted will begin Oct. 2.

For applications or more information on the Crisis Intervention Response Team contact Richard Hernandez at, Lisa Hamilton at or call the Las Cruces Police Department’s Victims’ Assistance Unit at (575) 528-4111.

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