V.I.P.S. (Volunteers in Police Services) connect with our community to make a difference through a variety of programs. Some volunteer assignments include: Enforcing Handicapped Parking laws, Crime Prevention through Environmental Design Inspections, assisting with Neighborhood Crime Watch presentations, certification for child car seat safety, and distributing crime alert bulletins. V.I.P.S. also assist the Police Department by providing resources to the community, responding to requests for neighborhood patrol checks, vacation checks, and reporting suspicious activity. V.I.P.S engage with the community by presenting safety information at special events and community meetings.
The V.I.P.S. Program helps support the goals and mission of the Fremont Police Department by developing and strengthening partnerships and relationships between the department and the community. Our pledge is to recruit, train, and retain talented volunteers who will be encouraged to participate in meaningful community safety, security, and service programs.
Requirements for the V.I.P.S Program include the following:
- Ability to commit 16 hours a month to the program
- Be in satisfactory medical condition
- Be of good moral character, as determined by a thorough background investigation
- Currently live or work in Fremont
- Fingerprint clearance
- High school graduate or equivalent
- Must be at least 21 years old
- No felony convictions
- No misdemeanor convictions within three years
- Overall approval by the Chief of Police
- You must be a citizen of the United States or a permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship
- Possess a valid California driver's license (if driving is required for assignment)
- Preferred: graduate of the Fremont Police Department's Citizens' Police Academy