Duties performed by our volunteers include assisting citizens with questions, working with Neighborhood
Watch and the Abandoned Vehicle Abatement (A.V.A.) program, setting up radar trailers and
assisting in directing traffic. They also provide school services, such as performing truancy checks for the
Truancy Intervention Program for Schools (T.I.P.S.), presenting “Stranger Danger” instruction to K-3rd
grades (Safety School Program), serving as panel members with School Attendance Review Board
(S.A.R.B.), and assisting in the Police Activities League (P.A.L.) program. They also contribute to community events and assist with clerical
duties and a myriad of other community oriented services. These include senior citizen checks with the Helping Adults
with Kindness (H.A.W.K.) Program.
Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age or older and be a citizen of the U.S. (or have legal residency).
We seek candidates that are mature, responsible, enthusiastic individuals with good communication
skills and who work well in a team environment. As a department, we recognize the gift of our
volunteers’ time, and would like to extend our deepest appreciation for the high quality of service
they provide to our department as well as the citizens of Modesto.
For more information on the Volunteers In Police Service Program, or to become a volunteer, contact
The Volunteer Coordinator at (209) 572-9500.