How to Become Involved in the Volunteer Program
At the Newport Beach Police Department, the letters VIP enjoy two distinct meanings:
- Volunteers in Policing – A program involving qualified citizens who are interested in enhancing a variety of services provided by the Newport Beach Police Department.
- Very Important Person – Is the traditional definition, for the Volunteers are considered Very Important Persons by the entire staff for their selflessness in support of the department and their community.
Volunteer personnel perform:
- Non-hazardous tasks;
- Provide assistance in a variety of areas;
- Including an important public relations role.
Volunteer members are expected to:
- Work a minimum of 16 hours per month;
- Schedules are flexible, but generally members serve Monday through Fridays during daylight hours;
- Occasionally, members will be asked to assist at special events, many of which occur on weekends and/or in the evenings;
- Special arrangements can be made for those whose daytime schedules preclude normal volunteer hours.
Those interested in becoming a VIP:
- Must attend the Citizens’ Police Academy. A 12-session course designed to familiarize citizens with the full scope of their nationally respected police department;
- Live or work in Newport Beach;
- Minimum age of 21 years;
- No felony convictions, outstanding warrants, or pending criminal cases;
- Must complete an Application and return it to the Community Relations Office.
For further information please call the Newport Beach Police Department Community Relations Office at 949-644-3662 or firstname.lastname@example.org.