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From left, Denver Police Chief Paul Pazen, special operations division commander Patrick Phelan and Greggory LaBerge, head of the department's crime laboratory, at a city event in May 2020.

Applications for the Denver Police Department's Teen Volunteer Program are now open.

The applications are available for high schoolers between 16 and 19-years-old who are looking for volunteer opportunities for college applications, resume building experiences or those who want to work alongside DPD officers.

According to a release from the department, applicants are required to work 20 hours between June and August where they will participate in DPD and emergency disaster training, crime prevention, clean up of the city's parks and graffiti and other experiences.

"Not only will this teen volunteer program allow Denver's youth to learn more about the (DPD)," said Denver Police Chief Paul Pazen. "But it also provides an opportunity to make a positive difference in the Denver community while receiving volunteer hours -- a true win-win-win."

People interested are required to complete a background check and in-person interview, while also including two letters of recommendations from adults with their application.

Those selected will be required to attend the program's orientation on June 12 and graduation on Aug. 1, according to the release.

Upon completion, applicants will receive letters of recommendation from DPD staff, volunteer experience for college applications, training and completion certificates and hand-on resume building experience. 

Anyone interested in applying to the program can do so here.

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