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
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.