New Greenway Volunteer Program Launches in Raleigh

The Raleigh Police Department, in cooperation with the City of Raleigh Parks and Recreation Department, has created an exciting new volunteer opportunity. The Greenway Volunteer Program is designed to engage current Greenway users to help be the eyes and ears for the Raleigh Police and Parks and Recreation departments. Greenway volunteers will help monitor conditions on the City Greenways as well as report criminal or suspicious activity.

The goals of the new program are to:
  • Promote greenway courtesy and safety;
  • Provide information to the public; and,
  • Summon aid for greenway users.
The program is an expansion of the current RPD Volunteer Program. Volunteers will not directly intervene in an emergency situation, but will contact the Raleigh Police Department for assistance.

Greenway volunteers must be at least 18 years of age, pass a background check, complete three hours of training, donate at least eight hours a month to the program and contact the Raleigh Police Department at the beginning and end of their shift. Volunteers will provide their own equipment.

For more information on how to volunteer, log on to raleighnc.gov or e-mail rpdvolunteer@raleighnc.gov.

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