Volunteer Program

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.

Volunteer Duties

  • 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 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, Sergeant Wardle at 203 W Sierra Avenue, 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.