San Diego Police Department - Volunteers in Policing (VIP)

Volunteers In Policing (VIP)

Area Station V.I.P.   Volunteers assist area station staff by conducting follow up research, verify reports, telephone calls of witnesses and victims; complete police crime reports; answering phones, filing and other office support.

Storefront V.I.P. Volunteers assist police staff community relations office by answering phones, helping with walk-in inquires and distributing information on police services.

Telephone Report Unit V.I.P.  Volunteers assist with police reports over the phone of minor and "no suspect" crimes, ensure proper elements of crime type exist.

Hours: Varies, depending on assignment

Location: Varies

Minimum Age: 18; Court Referrals: No

Volunteers must pass a Police Background check, (No persons with felony or misdemeanor convictions accepted) and show proof of vaccination.

Other opportunities may be available, please contact the Coordinator to discuss. Volunteers in Policing (VIPs), (619) 446-1016 / (619) 446-1014

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement 

·       The City of San Diego is requiring all volunteers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by December 1, 2021. 

·       Volunteer candidates must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by their start date in accordance with City policy. “Fully vaccinated” means a person has received, at least 14 days prior, either the second dose in a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine series or a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine. Acceptable COVID-19 vaccines must either be approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or authorized for emergency use by the FDA or the World Health Organization.  

·       Volunteer candidates who are selected for a volunteer opportunity will be required to provide proof of their full COVID-19 vaccination. 

·       Volunteers with a disability or medical condition that makes it medically inadvisable for them to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, as verified by their healthcare provider, or those with a sincerely held religious belief, observance, or practice that prevents them from receiving a COVID-19 vaccine, may request reasonable accommodation and exemption from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement. Candidates who receive a conditional job offer and wish to make a request for accommodation will be provided with more information. The City will review requests for medical or religious accommodation on a case-by-case basis in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act. A candidate’s start date may be adjusted to allow for the accommodation process.