Download the Employment Application (PDF) to the Cotati Police Department Volunteer Program.
What V.I.P.S. (Volunteers in Police Service) Is
The Volunteers in Police Service, are a group of citizens dedicated to exemplary community service and public awareness through the Cotati Police Department.
- Assist Police Officers in the field
- Special Enforcement and Extra Patrols
- Neighborhood Patrols and Vacation House Checks
- Vehicle Abatements
- Clerical and Office Work
- Crime Prevention Programs
- Much, much more
Volunteer Application Process
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, Sergeant Wardle at 203 W Sierra Avenue, Cotati CA 94931.
The V.I.P.S. Coordinator will review the applications and schedule an interview.
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.