They'll report suspicious activity to professional officers. And also check the homes of people who are away on vacation. But they don't chase or capture suspected criminals.
"Those volunteers do a super job in helping us and our mission to serve and solve problems and give a quality product here in Newark. So it bolsters our numbers," said Newark Police Cmdr. Tom Milner.
R.A.V.E.N. volunteers must complete a special class and pass a background check before they can go on patrol.