03/02/2011 03:23 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Volunteer Police Do Risky, Investigative Work Amid Budget Cuts

Roman Sarkisian easily passes for your average Fresno police officer: crew cut, tight-set jaw and "just-the-facts" demeanor.

"I like to do law enforcement stuff," said Mr. Sarkisian, 23, an immigrant from the republic of Georgia who is studying criminology at the city college here. "I like helping out putting bad guys in jail."

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