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.

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


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.

Marysville residents will be given preference during the selection process.

Please see below for more information about typical volunteer 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
  • Patrollingschool 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 Healthy Communities Challenge Day, Healthy Kids Day, Strawberry Festival, National Night Out Against Crime and many others.
Learn More
If you're interested in joining, please submit an online MVP application
download and complete an MVP application and return it to: Marysville Police Department 1635 Grove St.
Marysville, WA 98270


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