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Headquarters and Area Stations

Contact:

  • Volunteer Manager, (619) 446-1010
  • Volunteers in Policing (VIPs), (619) 446-1017
  • Retired Senior Volunteer Patrol (R.S.V.P.), (619) 446-1016
  • Crisis Intervention, (619) 446-1014
  • Reserves, (619) 446-1014

Volunteers In Policing (V.I.P.)

Hours: Varies, depending on assignment

Location: Varies

Minimum Age: 18; Court Referrals: No

Volunteers must pass a Police Background check. (No persons with felony or misdemeanor convictions accepted)

Area Station V.I.P. - Assist area station by conducting follow up research, verify reports, telephone calls of witnesses and victims; complete police crime reports; answering phones, filing and other office tasks.

Storefront V.I.P. - Help police staff community relations office by answering phones, handling walk-in inquires, distributing information on police services, etc.

Telephone Report Unit V.I.P. - Take police reports over the phone of minor and "no suspect" crimes, ensure proper elements of crime type exist.

Other opportunities may be available, please contact the Coordinator to discuss options.

Retired Senior Volunteer Patrol (R.S.V.P.)

Hours: Vary; see below.

Locations: Vary

Minimum Age: 50; Court Referrals: No

Volunteers must pass Police background check. (No persons with felony convictions or currently on probation accepted)

Retired Senior Volunteer Patrol (R.S.V.P.) - Assist Area Stations in providing an increased level of crime prevention programs within specific geographic boundaries by providing additional resources to Department; perform vacation house checks, You Are Not Alone checks, etc.; promote community awareness and acceptance of R.S.V.P. program. Qualifications: 50 years of age or older; interest in working with law enforcement officers; effective oral and written communication skills; reliable and trustworthy with confidential information; in good health; valid California Driver's License. Time Commitment: Three 8-hour shifts/month.

Crisis Intervention

Hours: Vary; see below.

Locations: Vary

Minimum Age: 21; Court Referrals: No

Volunteers must pass Police background check. (No persons with felony convictions or currently on probation accepted)

Crisis Intervention Volunteer - Assist police by responding to scenes to assist citizens who have been affected by a crime or other critical incident. Provide emotional and logistical support, referrals, resources.Qualifications: 21 years or older; communicate well with people; good driving record; valid CA drivers license; personal vehicle w/insurance. Time Commitment: Successfully complete training; on-call 20 hours/month; attend monthly meetings.

Reserves

Hours: Vary; see below.

Locations: Vary

Minimum Age: 21; Court Referrals: No

Volunteers must pass Police background check. (No persons with felony convictions or currently on probation accepted)

Testing and Selection Process

Reserves - Work with full-time police officers in practically the same capacity. Qualifications: Must undergo the same application and screening process as full-time officers and must graduate from an academy that meets San Diego Police Department criteria. Time Commitment: At least 20 hours/month, attend Regional Officer Training, and Reserve Unit Meetings.

Qualified applicants should contact Officer Jesse Flores at (619) 531-2493.

STAR/PAL Youth Program (Sports Training, Academics & Recreation / Police Athletic League)

Hours: Vary; see below.

Location: 4110 54th Street, Colina del Sol Park

Minimum Age: 18; Court Referrals: No

(No persons with felony or misdemeanor convictions accepted)

STAR/PAL Homework Assistant - Provide homework assistance and some remedial help to students studying in City or County branch libraries at various locations. Qualifications: Patient; flexible; enjoys working with children; dependable. Time Commitment: 1-2 days/week; 1+ hours/day; late afternoons.

STAR/PAL Sports/Special Events Assistant - Assist with youth athletic or recreational activities, including score keeping, judging, timing, umpiring, set up/take down, food service, etc. May include football, track & field, soccer, basketball, swimming, fishing, math olympiads, etc. Qualifications: Enjoys working with youth; knowledge of sports and rules where needed. Time Commitment: Weekends; 4 hours/event or duration of event.