HOLLISTER, CA 95023
Police VIP Program
Hollister Police Department's volunteer program will
be called Volunteers in Policing (V.I.P.). The program
will utilize civilian volunteers to assist with or assume
defined tasks that were previously performed by paid
department personnel. This significantly enhances the
Department's ability to fulfill its mission and focus
sworn personnel on tasks that volunteers cannot do.
The volunteers may also undertake projects or perform
duties that could not have otherwise been considered
due to lack of manpower or required skills. The VIP
Program has been expanded to include volunteers at the
both the public and private sector, administrators are
seeking ways to enhance the effectiveness of their organizations.
Hollister's Volunteer in Policing program is designed
so that the Police Department can achieve this goal
while expanding our efforts to bring the community back
into the fight against crime. A partnership must be
forged between the community and police department so
that a more proactive approach towards crime prevention
can be implemented. The concept is simple; recruit volunteers
from the community, train them in various non-hazardous
law enforcement tasks, and allow them to function in
direct support of the local police. Hollister's Volunteer
in Policing program unites the Hollister Police Department
and members of our community by:
a mutual partnership whereby volunteers supplement
existing services, freeing paid staff to perform other
Volunteers in projects which best utilize their existing
skills, talents and interests while offering a rewarding
challenge, and in some cases, new skills.
better community relations by giving the public the
opportunity to become familiar with the services provided
by our department as well as a better understanding
of the inner workings of the Hollister Police Department.
personnel may perform a multitude of functions for the
HPD, such as:
POLICE VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES
- Front desk/answer phones, records data entry,
filing records and reports, purging records, maintaining
training records and conducting special reports or tasks
for the administration.
Support – Washing vehicles, entering maintenance
data, radar maintenance, range maintenance, assist in
property room, and support rallies and special events.
Abatement – Identify areas for graffiti clean up,
prepare for graffiti abatement days and supervise volunteers,
and secure paint and supplies.
Support – Street controls for parades and races,
event assistant, manning the HPD booth at the county
fair, support gang forum meetings, and support DUI checkpoints
Control Volunteer Activities
- answer phones, stuff envelopes; assist the public
and the officers with office work.
Walker - direct contact with dogs for socialization,
training, and exercise.
Program (nursing animal network) - provide temporary
care and feeding for orphaned kittens. Done at the volunteer's
/ Maintenance – wash, dry, fold blankets and towels.
Staff – cleaning and maintenance of the shelter,
and with feedings
for the V.I.P. program will first complete an application
form and an authorization for background check form.
These forms can be obtained from the department or downloaded
below. The Personnel & Community Services Sergeant
will review each application and upon approval, schedule
a face-to-face interview.
selected citizen volunteer will undergo a records check
and background check, including DOJ fingerprinting.
Personnel & Community Services Sergeant will inform
the applicant by telephone of the results of the background
check. If the applicant passes the background check he/she
should be scheduled to be sworn in and attend orientation
training and any special job related or safety training.
information on becoming a Volunteer in Policing (V.I.P.)
call the program coordinator Sergeant Eric Olson at
(831) 636 4330 ext 116 or email him at email@example.com.
can also download a VIP application here
and turn it into Hollister Police Department.
in Policing Application
in Policing Background Authorization