Volunteers in Policing

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The West Sacramento Police Department Volunteers in Policing Program (V.I.P.) is comprised of citizen volunteers over 18 years of age. By matching skills with Department needs, we can utilize a resource that can improve our effectiveness and efficiency. This also increases the level of service we can provide to the community.

Our volunteers perform a variety of duties and assist in various functions of the Police Department:

  • Receptionist, "Public Greeter" at the Front Desk.
  • Patrol City Parks and Schools for Suspicious Activities.
  • Transport Vehicles and Equipment, as Needed.
  • Assist Crime Prevention Unit and Neighborhood/business Watch Program.
  • Assist Youth Diversion Officer.
  • Bicycle Registration and Tracking.
  • Attend and Assist With Community Events.
  • Conduct Tours of the Police Department.
  • Clerical Support.
  • Livescan Fingerprinting.
  • Vacation House Checks.

The West Sacramento Police Department is always accepting applications for our VIP Program. For more information on applying, contact Taylor Nelson, Police Services Coordinator at 916-617-5328 or Taylorn@cityofwestsacramento.org.