Volunteers in Policing (VIP)
The Volunteer in Policing (VIP) Program began in July 2017. The VIPs are well-respected by the SBPD and are a valued member of the police department family. Santa Barbara Police Department’s Volunteer Policing Program enhances the department’s relationship and communication with the public, through an approach known as community-oriented policing. Our valued VIPs wear gray uniforms and “volunteer” badges. Each volunteer acts as an ambassador between the community and the police department.
VIPs have a variety of assignments. You may find yourself assigned to assist in our front lobby, be a police department liaison on State Street, assist our investigative division, help staff our police officer open-entry testing, attend recruitment events, manage the At-Risk Adult identification program and more!
Our VIP candidates come from diverse backgrounds with a variety of professional experiences, strong character and dedication to public service.
Each candidate will undergo an interview process and a department background investigation.
Interested? Email our VIP Director Bryan Marshall: email@example.com or call us: 805-450-4609.
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