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Community Programs & Services

Community Services

Community Services (also known as Administrative Services) consists of one Commander, a Training Sergeant, the Community Services Office/Accreditation Manager and two Community Response Team Officers. Within Community Services are the Auburn Police Department's Volunteer Program, Domestic Violence Victim Response Team, and many other services and programs for citizens to become involved in.

Commander Dave Colglazier

Dave ColglazierCommander Colglazier began his law enforcement career in 1993 with the Port of Seattle Police Department, then joining the Auburn Police Department in 1995. Dave spent approximately 3 years in patrol before being assigned to the K9 Unit. Dave and his K9 partner "Bone" patrolled the streets for 6 years together. After Bone's retirement, Dave returned to patrol for a short time until being promoted to Sergeant in 2005.

As a Sergeant, Dave spent 2 years in patrol, 2 years in Investigations to include both Property Crimes and Major Crimes, and 2 years as the Inspectional Services Sergeant handling internal investigations and public information.

In 2011, Dave was promoted to the rank of Commander and was assigned to the Patrol Division. As a Commander, Dave has handled administrative duties for K9, Peer Support, Field Training Officers, and SWAT. In September 2014, Commander Colglazier rotated from his duties as a Patrol Commander over to Administrative Services where he manages Accreditation, the Training Unit, Community Programs and Volunteers. Dave earned a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Washington.

Additional Community Resources:

Citizens Academy

The Citizen's Academy is a 13-week program. Classes are free! Participants meet once each week from 6:30 - 9:30 PM to learn about and interact with Police Department employees, from the Chief to the Volunteer Program coordinator. Get dates and times for next class and registration information.

Crime Prevention

Information on starting a neighborhood block watch program, improving the security of your home and other things citizens can do to keep their homes, vehicles and families safe.

Graffiti Abatement Program

To encourage property owners to take action; the City of Auburn and AgriShop Ace Hardware have come up with a different idea, one that lets the property owner, government and private business work together to address the problem and help keep Auburn neighborhoods vibrant and graffiti-free.

Volunteer Services

The Citizens On Patrol is the heart of the Volunteer Program. As a COP, you will learn the proper operation of the city vehicles, cell phones, radios, radar units, and other devices. You will be trained on the paperwork to support those functions and work closely with the Community Program Officers, other department personnel and other volunteers. As a COP you will participate in pairs or groups in Witness Subpoena Program, Disabled Parking Citations, Park & Ride and City Park Patrol, Extra Neighborhood Patrol, Vacation House Checks, Officer Assistance, and Neighborhood Speed watch utilizing the radar trailer or radar gun. Find out how you can volunteer with us here!

Police Explorer Post

The Explorer Post is designed for young people 14 through 20 years of age who have an interest in a law enforcement career. Through their involvement, members gain valuable training and develop qualities of team building, dedication, discipline, and leadership. Explorers are involved in community service projects and competitive activities with other explorer posts. For more information or an application, please send us an email.