Volunteers in Policing Training

Includes a Live Event on 01/27/2021 at 1:00 PM (EST)

The Volunteers in Policing Training includes virtual training materials, tip sheets, and surveys for agencies to use in there volunteer programs.

Target Audience: Law enforcement professionals

Overall Objective: To provide support and resources for agencies interested in developing or enhancing a volunteer program, increasing their use of volunteers in existing programs, and engaging community members’ participation. 

Includes: This training covers the following topics: organizational readiness, changing trends, volunteering during a pandemic or natural disaster, recruitment and retention, risk management and liability, performance management, recognition strategies, recordkeeping, and program documentation. Participants will receive group technical assistance throughout the training.

Marjorie Trachtman, CVA


Ms. Trachtman has spent her career building innovative programs and high-performing teams in both the public and private sectors. For the last 26 years she has the managed the Bellevue Police Department’s Citizens and Police in Partnership citizen volunteer program. This program, which received IACP’s Excellence Award in 2007 and again in 2016, serves as a model for other law enforcement agencies throughout the country. Many of its policies and practices have been incorporated into industry-wide best-practice standards. In 2018, Ms. Trachtman established and currently leads a statewide association of law enforcement volunteer managers in Washington State to foster networking and professional development among those who have responsibility for this valuable resource. She regularly is called upon to provide training and support to public and non-profit organizations across the country as they look to develop or revitalize their own volunteer programs.

Ms. Trachtman holds the Certified in Volunteer Administration (CVA) credential from the Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration (CCVA) and served for 3 years as a Peer Assessment Committee member for new credential applicants. She has served as a steering committee member of the Volunteer Administrators Network Northwest (VANNW) and has volunteered her expertise to non-profit programs through 501 Commons Executive Service Corps. She also developed and taught a continuing education class in Volunteer Management at Bellevue College.


VIPS Training Day 1
01/27/2021 at 1:00 PM (EST)   |  120 minutes
01/27/2021 at 1:00 PM (EST)   |  120 minutes
VIPS Training Day 2
01/28/2021 at 1:00 PM (EST)   |  120 minutes
01/28/2021 at 1:00 PM (EST)   |  120 minutes
IACP Credit Hours and Certificate of Completion
4.00 IACP Credit Hours credits  |  Certificate available
4.00 IACP Credit Hours credits  |  Certificate available