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Posted on: July 19, 2019

Taylor Police Department Victim Services Unit in need of volunteers

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The Taylor Police Department Victim Services Unit is looking for volunteers to assist victims of crime in the city. Volunteers are trained to respond to emergency situations in the City of Taylor, and to provide immediate on scene response to victims of crime or traumatic circumstances. This position offers the opportunity to work directly with crime victims, law enforcement, and other first responders.
Duties:
Support duties of the volunteers include: Homicides, Suicides/Attempted Suicides, Natural Death, Death Notifications, Fires, Child/Elder Abuse, Family Violence, Sexual Assaults, Traffic Accidents that result in serious bodily injury or death, General Welfare Concerns, Violent Crimes and Natural Disasters. The Victim Services Unit responds to calls 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Volunteers provide support to victims and their families, assist law enforcement and provide pertinent resources and information about the criminal justice system. The minimum time commitment is a 12-hour shift per month.
Requirements:
Anyone interested in becoming a part of the unit must be at least 21 years of age, live in or near the city of Taylor, pass a background check and have a valid TX Driver’s License, as driving is required. Applicants meeting all specified requirements may be called for an in-person interview.
Physical Requirements:
Due to the nature of this service, all volunteers must be physically capable of navigating difficult terrain, must be able to stand for long periods of time, work in all weather conditions, climb multiple flights of stairs and lift weight of approximately 30 pounds.
To Apply:
For more information regarding our volunteer program, or to obtain an application, please contact Victim Services Coordinator Priscilla Moreno at 512-352-5551 x2218, email priscilla.moreno@taylortx.gov.
Interested applicants should apply by September 5th 2019, training is scheduled for October 18th, 19th and 20th. First day of training will be from 6pm to 8pm while the next two days will be from 9am to 5pm. Training will be at the Leander Police Department.
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