Marysville Volunteer Program

Marysville Police use a variety of proactive community-based programs and crime prevention techniques to help reduce crime and make citizens feel safer. One of the city’s most visible and effective programs is the Marysville Volunteer Program (MVP). Crime prevention is a responsibility shared by everyone, not just a job for the police. MVP members are an extra set of eyes and ears for commissioned police officers. The work they do lets officers focus on other proactive policing duties.

Crime Prevention Tasks

MVP provides several functions, including:

  • Assisting with the Neighborhood Watch Program and Business Watch Program
  • Patrolling parking lots for handicapped parking space violators with the authority to issue courtesy warnings
  • Patrolling parks during the summer to look for suspicious or criminal activity, then reporting it to police
  • Patrolling school grounds and nearby roads and neighborhoods where children walk to and from school each day
  • Removing illegally posted yard, garage, lost pet and other signs on poles, traffic signs, etc.
  • Residential vacation house checks to reduce the potential for burglaries and break-ins
  • Special events like Strawberry Festival, National Night Out Against Crime and many others.


The Marysville Police Department is actively seeking citizen volunteers interested in joining the department’s Volunteer Unit. Applicants must complete a one-page application, attend a brief interview, and pass a background check and polygraph test.

Priority for appointment to the MVP will be given to citizens who reside within the Marysville city limits.


For more information contact MVP Supervisor Ron Wagner at (360) 363-8325.