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 email@example.com, Lisa Hamilton at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Las Cruces Police Department’s Victims’ Assistance Unit at (575) 528-4111.