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Employment and Volunteer Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

Have you ever thought about becoming a police officer? If so, policing here in the Regional Parks offers many rewards because of our unique setting and diversity of assignments. In order to serve our park community better, we utilize a variety of patrols, including horseback, all-terrain vehicle, dirt motorcycle, street motorcycle, helicopter, 4-wheel drive, sedan, boat, and bicycle.

We are looking for industrious and innovative officers to enforce a myriad of laws not commonly enforced by officers in other agencies, including Penal, Health and Safety, Welfare and Institutions, Vehicle, and Harbors and Navigation codes, as well as our local Ordinance 38. As a District officer, you will have satisfaction and pride in knowing you are making these wonderful parks safe and enjoyable for our park users and their families, as well as protecting the region's wonderful natural resources.

For a complete description of open positions and application information, please visit the District's Employment page.

Volunteer Opportunities

The following volunteer opportunities are available under the aegis of the East Bay Regional Park District Police:

Reserve Police Officer Program

The Reserve Police Officer Unit is a volunteer organization of men and women who provide community service by assisting the East Bay Regional Park District Police Department. The Reserve Police Officers assist in routine law enforcement, special events, and emergency situations. These officers are an extremely valuable asset to the Department and have volunteered thousands of hours over the last several years.

The District Police Department is currently recruiting Reserve Police Officers. To hear more about the various opportunities for Reserve Officers and obtain information on the testing requirements, obligations and necessary training, please contact Sgt. D. Hall. Call 510-690-6515 or send a message via our online form


Volunteer Flight Medic Program

Volunteer Flight Medics are medical professionals with at least three years' experience as paramedic providers performing pre-hospital care and with accreditations such as ACLS, BTLS, PALS, PEPP, or PHTLS. These volunteers fly in the District's helicopter to deliver rapid, direct and sometimes life-saving medical care to park visitors, primarily in remote sections of the Regional Parks.

Once selected, Volunteer Flight Medics will complete approximately 20 hours of aero-medical training and a field-training program.

To obtain more information about this volunteer program and to apply, please contact Officer M. Jackley. Call 510-785-3370 or send a message via our online form.


Volunteer Trail Safety Patrol

The District Police Department's Volunteer Coordinator supervises the District's Volunteer Trail Safety Patrol, whose many members enjoy riding and hiking District trails and interacting with the public. The Volunteer Trail Safety Patrol comprises five patrol groups: the Volunteer Mounted Patrol, the Volunteer Bicycle Patrol, the Volunteer Hiking Patrol, the Companion Dog Patrol, and the Volunteer Marine Safety Unit.

The purpose of the Volunteer Trail Safety Patrol is to assist the East Bay Regional Park District and its Public Safety Department in the safe, effective management of parklands. Members receive training in all facets of park user safety and are charged with a duty to Observe, Educate, Report...and Enjoy. The Volunteer Trail Safety Patrol promotes safe and courteous park and trail use by District visitors. Patrol members provide visitors with educational information, and they forward to park and public safety personnel their observations of facility safety or law enforcement issues. Many patrol members are equipped with District two-way radios or personal cellular phones. Patrol members seek to maintain positive relationships among trail user groups and to project a professional image of the District.

For more information about this program and to request membership information, please visit the Volunteer Trail Safety Patrol website.

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