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, and 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 with proof of insurance and registration.
- Live in Las Cruces or within 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 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24. Late applications will not be accepted. Training for those accepted will begin Oct. 6.
For applications or more information on the Crisis Intervention Response Team contact Sofia Rangel, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Leonel Meraz at email@example.com. Questions can also be directed to the Las Cruces Police Department’s Victims’ Assistance Unit at (575) 528-4111.