Volunteers in Policing

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
  • Vehicle Abatement
  • 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
  • Outreach Opportunities
  • Various other projects and assignments

Additional Information

For more information about the Volunteers in Policing Program, please contact us, by email or call us at 530-661-7857.

Volunteer Application

If you are interested in joining our Volunteers in Policing Program and meet all of the requirements, please complete the application here.