Volunteers In Police Services (VIPS)

Modern police agencies are faced with increased complexity and demands on resources, and yes, that includes Suisun City. As a result, the already limited resources of the Department and the City are being stretched further than ever. Volunteers in the community can offer their time and skills services to the Police Department and the City to help supplement and support officers and civilian personnel by allowing them to concentrate on their primary duties.

Here are some examples of the types of assignments citizens can take on to assist the Police Department by becoming a Volunteer in Police Services, or VIPS.

Duties Available

  • Enter data.
  • Type reports, file, answer phones, and perform other office tasks.
  • Help front counter personnel by answering citizen inquiries and performing routine administrative tasks.
  • Community Liaison Activities.
  • Citizens’ police academies.
  • Staff a department booth and distribute information on police and other City services at community events.

Role-playing and training scenarios for officers:

  • Victim assistance.
  • Disaster response.
  • Graffiti abatement programs.
  • Special events.
  • Crime prevention programs.
  • Fingerprinting.
  • Assist with Cadet Program.
  • Completing internships.

How to Become a Volunteer

Community members can really have an impact in making this City much safer, cleaner, and friendlier by volunteering for the benefit of others.

Please click here to review our SCPD VIPS Handbook(PDF, 349KB) prior to contacting the department about the program. The manual provides an overview of the expectations the department will have of you, as well of what you can expect of the department should you be a successful volunteer candidate.