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Volunteers Sought for Crisis Intervention Response Team

CIRT Volunteers Sought

The Las Cruces Police Department 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, September 24. Late applications will not be accepted. Training for those accepted will begin October 6.

For applications or information about the Crisis Intervention Response Team contact Sofia Rangel, sorangel@las-cruces.org, or Leonel Meraz, mameraz@las-cruces.org. Questions can also be directed to the Las Cruces Police Department Victims’ Assistance Unit at 575/528-4111.

 

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