The Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS) program provides volunteer support staff to aid sworn and civilian personnel in the effective delivery of services to the community. Volunteers supplement existing Police Department services, freeing paid employees to perform their necessary duties.
The duties of the Volunteers include, but are not limited to, the following:
Maintaining patrol units (keeping them clean and stocked)
Gathering and assembling materials for training
Assisting in Property and Evidence
Assisting in the Records Division
Picking up found property
Tagging and checking on abandoned vehicles
Graffiti - locating, logging and notifying property owners for clean-up
Shopping cart abatement
Clerical duties and data entry
Courier duties and running errands
Doing vacation home checks and follow-up letters
Assisting in Crime Prevention and Community Relations efforts
Foot patrol of area parks and downtown Woodland
Focused area patrol within the city
You Are Not Alone (Y.A.N.A.) visits
Various other projects and assignments
For more information about the Volunteers in Policing Program, please contact us, by email or call us at 530-661-7857.
If you are interested in joining our Volunteers in Policing Program and meet all of the requirements, please complete the application here.