San Diego Police Department-RSVP


Retired Senior Volunteer Patrol (RSVP)

Retired Senior Volunteer Patrol (RSVP) assist Area Stations in providing an increased level of crime prevention programs within specific geographic boundaries by providing additional resources to Department. Volunteers perform vacation house checks, You Are Not Alone checks and promote community awareness and acceptance of RSVP program.

Qualifications: 50 years of age or older; interest in working with law enforcement officers; effective oral and written communication skills; reliable and trustworthy with confidential information; in good health; valid California Driver's License.

Time Commitment: Three eight-hour shifts/month.

Hours: Vary

Locations: Vary

Minimum Age: 50; Court Referrals: No

Volunteers must pass Police background check, (No persons with felony convictions or currently on probation accepted) and show proof of vaccination.

Questions for Retired Senior Volunteer Patrol (RSVP) (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.