The Vacaville Police Department has valued the assistance of volunteers for decades; records indicate as far back as 1980. For many years volunteers have played a valuable part in data entry, clerical assistance, the intervention of elder abuse, identifying stolen property, tracking crime statistics, and enforcing parking regulations. There are currently 60 Volunteers In Police Service (VIPS) who serve the community by providing services that allow police staff to focus their attention on other critical areas of law enforcement.
In 2007, the department was the recipient of an International Association of Chiefs of Police/Science Applications International Corporation (IACP/SAIC) Award for Outstanding Achievement in Law Enforcement Volunteer Programs.
Volunteers serve in several capacities:
- Data entry of citations, pawn slips, and other information into the California Law Enforcement Telecommunications System
- Clerical and data entry of statistics that track local drug and gang activity
- Graffiti Abatement
- Livescan (a public fingerprinting service)
- Parking Enforcement
- Neighborhood Patrol
- Park Watch
- Senior Wellness and Vacation Checks; and much more
How do I volunteer?
City of Vacaville Volunteer Applications can be obtained in the Personnel Department or online. You may return this application in person at the Police Department Lobby, or by mail.
- Applications Screened
- Available Placement Identified (possible second interview needed)
- Attend next available VIPS Training Academy
For other information, you may email the Volunteer Supervisor or call the office at (707) 449-5434.