V.I.P.S. - Volunteer in Police Service Program

The Pleasanton Police Department Volunteers In Police Service (V.I.P.S.) program is a great way to give back to the community and experience the excitement of police services. These individuals help give patrol officers more flexibility, faster response times, and more time to conduct investigations. Potential services V.I.P.S. provide:

  • Citizens on patrol
  • Foot patrol during community events
  • Investigations follow-up
  • Traffic control
  • Vacation checks
  • Parking enforcement
  • Records management

Every effort is made to match a volunteer’s interest and skill with the needs of the police department. All V.I.P.S. are trained in traffic enforcement, First Aid, CPR, and more. A great way to learn about potential volunteer duties is to attend the Citizens’ Academy, which a volunteer must complete within the first year of service. Other requirements for becoming a volunteer are:

  • Must live or work in the City of Pleasanton
  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Pass oral interview
  • Be able to volunteer a minimum of 16 hours per month
  • Successfully pass a thorough background investigation
  • No felony convictions
  • Sign confidentiality and waiver agreements
  • No misdemeanor arrests within one year of application

For more information (including if we are accepting applications) please contact Sgt. Julie Fragomeli.