The department counted about a dozen active volunteers in 2012, Sgt. Jeraud Irving said.
"We're trying to boost it up," he said.
The volunteer program is more than two decades old, he said. Most department volunteers are retired folks, but anyone 21 and up can apply.
Everett police volunteers check on people's homes while they're away on vacation. They also use radar equipment to gather speeding data in areas with potential problems, among other activities.
"Our main focus is to provide eyes and ears for the police department," Irving said.
Volunteers' hours can vary, but the department asks for at least 16 hours a month.
Volunteers also spend time with local police officers and make new friends in a team-building environment, Irving said. They provide additional customer-service to Everett residents, too.
"EPD is a progressive department that's growing," he said. "It would be a benefit to be able get out and help the community and give back a little bit more."
Volunteers also are thanked with an annual awards dinner. They logged more than 2,400 volunteer hours last year.
For more information, call 425-257-7519 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants must pass a background check. They don't have to live within city limits.
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