Volunteers in Police Service
Making a Difference with Community Assistance. The Fairfield Police Department needs your talents and skills!
Volunteers are a prized commodity. Volunteers give their free time for the purpose of helping others. Volunteers are the heartbeat, soul, and life of an organization. The Fairfield Police Department is looking for dedicated and resourceful volunteers with a variety of talents and skills. Volunteers will help supplement and support officers and civilian personnel by allowing them to concentrate on their primary duties.
On March 23, 2010, The Fairfield Police Department held its first Volunteers in Police Service (V.I.P.S.) Academy. This five week course encompasses report writing, radio protocol, graffiti removal, writing citations, verbal judo, directing traffic, clerical skills, and several other topics. Thirty-four participants of the VIPS Academy graduated on April 22, 2010.
View the Video Journal for the VIPS Academy Class # 1.
You can be part of a dynamic team, meet new people, and set your own schedule. If you're looking for a meaningful way to help your friends, neighbors, and community, please contact Asia Rothstein Applications are available at the Fairfield Police Department lobby located at 1000 Webster Street or register online.
"The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others."
- Age 18 or above
- Have a valid California driver's license or identification card
- Complete volunteer application
- Pass required background check
- Attend VIPS Academy
- Able to volunteer at least four hours per week
Volunteers serve in several capacities:
- Clerical and data entry
- Traffic Control
- Parking Enforcement
- Park Watch
- Senior Wellness and Vacation Checks; and much more
How do I join V.I.P.S.?
City of Fairfield PD applications can be obtained in the Police Department or can be completed online. Once you complete it online, be sure to save the document, then email it here. You may return a completed application in person at the Police Department Lobby, or via fax, email, post mail.
- Applications Screened
- Criminal Background Check
- Attend next available VIPS Training Academy
Other V.I.P.S. programs:
Under the VIPS program, there are two additional opportunities for volunteering: the Police Explorer Program and the Police Student Internship Program through the VIPS program. If you are 14 to 19 years of age and wish to pursue a law enforcement career, the Police Explorer Program will provide both police related education and experience. If you are attending college and are focusing on a law enforcement education and career, you can earn college credits through a Police Student Internship at the Fairfield Police department.
For further information, you may email Asia Rothstein or call at 707.428.7030. The fax number is 707.428.7642.