Community Resource Officers
In 2011, the Dubuque Police Department implemented a new internship program designed to be more inclusive, comprehensive and practical than that of traditional ride-along based internships.  The Community Resource Officer (CRO) paid internship is designed to provide participants with experience in all aspects of the Department, including, but not limited to working with the Patrol Division, Community Policing Unit, and attending community events & meetings.  Participants are issued a CRO uniform, equipment and provided training to formalize and enhance the program experience.  Several past participants who completed the CRO Internship Program are now Dubuque Police Officers, while some others went on to work for Jule Transit and as an Emergency Communications Dispatcher.  Click here to view current employment opportunities with the City of Dubuque, including CRO Internships. 
Traditional Internship Program
The Dubuque Police Department also continues to offer a more traditional (unpaid) internship program comprised primarily of interns riding with patrol officers as required or encouraged by his or her college.  Interns experience what a patrol officer does on a daily basis and are often required to complete a report as part of their college coursework.
2011 CROs 2012 CROs
 2011 Community Resource Officers 2012 Community Resource Officers 
 (L-R) Tyler Mihalakis and Danielle McNally (L-R) Kane Hoffman, BJ Juergens, Wilkens Dieujuste, Charlie Beckman, Nicole Salazar, and Tyler Mihalakis
 2013 CROs  2014 CROs
 2013 Community Resource Officers 2014 Community Resource Officers 
 (L-R) Laura McGinnis, Joquetta Rolle, Justin Brinkman, and Trevor Runkle.  (L-R) Jeff Schmidt, Brandon Gudenkauf, Brianna Bannon, and Sade Pointer.
 2015 CROs 2016 CROs 
2015 Community Resource Officers  2016 Community Resource Officers  
 (L-R) Evan Smith, Sade Pointer, LaQuinn Parks, Erny Pacheco, and Peter Fleming.  (L-R) Dylan Doerges, BriAna McCauley,
Gary Pape Jr., and Ethan Lembke.