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Become a ViP! Volunteer with the Woodland Police Department!

September 26, 2014

The Woodland Police Department, in an effort to increase its community presence and outreach activities, is recruiting volunteers to expand its Volunteers in Policing (ViP) program. This program actively supports the City’s goals of 1) maintaining Woodland’s quality of life by ensuring the highest level of public safety through the development of a volunteer program at the Police Department; and 2) fiscal responsibility by the creative utilization of volunteers to assist in community outreach.

ViPs will have an opportunity to perform a variety of duties within the Police Department:

  •       Coordinate and participate in National Night Out.
  •       Reach out to Neighborhood Watch participants and actively recruit new blocks.
  •       Locate and report graffiti for removal.
  •       Locate and report abandoned shopping carts.
  •       Citizen Patrol: be the eyes and ears for the police department. Check city parks, schools, shopping centers for violations of truancy and curfew. Report City Code violations.
  •       Assist in traffic control during planned events (Christmas Parade, Running of the Turkeys, 4th of July).
  •       Perform vacation home checks as requested by the homeowner.
  •       Assist Records staff with answering phones, processing mail, data entry.
  •       Maintain and stock Patrol vehicles.

The ViP Program is made up of individuals from the community and the surrounding area who have a desire to serve the citizens of Woodland in partnership with the men and women of the Woodland Police Department.

The ideal ViP will be enthusiastic, approachable, responsible and service-oriented with a strong desire to preserve the quality of life in our city. As a ViP you will be provided with a professional uniform and identification to show your commitment and affiliation to our Department. All volunteers will have access to the ViP vehicles for use throughout the City along with workstations for office work. The Department will also provide proper training in all aspects of police volunteer work.

For more information and for an application packet, please contact the ViP program at or call us at (530) 661-7833.