Volunteer Program

** Download the application to the Cotati Police Department Volunteer Program.

What is V.I.P.S.? (Volunteers in Police Service)

The Volunteers in Police Service, are a group of citizens dedicated to exemplary community service and public awareness through the Cotati Police Department.

Volunteer Duties

  • Assist Police Officers in the field
  • Special Enforcement and Extra Patrols
  • Neighborhood Patrols and Vacation House Checks
  • Vehicle Abatements
  • Clerical & Office Work
  • Crime Prevention Programs
  • Much, much more

Volunteer Application Process

THE APPLICATION

The candidate must complete an application and a confidentiality waiver. Resumes can be attached to the completed application, but will not be a substitute for the original application. These documents must be forwarded to the V.I.P.S. Coordinator, Lt. Bill French at 203 W. Sierra Ave, Cotati CA 94931.

APPLICATION REVIEW

The V.I.P.S. Coordinator will review the applications and schedule an interview.

BACKGROUND CHECK

The background investigation is a critical portion of the process. The department, because of the sensitive nature of the information you are exposed to, will thoroughly review the following: criminal history, including fingerprint submittal, driving history, employment history, credit history, references, etc.

MEDICAL EXAM

MINIMUM VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS:

The applicant must be at least 18 years of age, and a U.S. Citizen and possess a valid California drivers license.