Volunteer opportunities are offered year round and can accommodate various schedules, interests, and skills. Our most popular types of volunteer opportunities are described below
Davis Police Department Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS)
VIPS serve as extra “eyes, ears, and helping hands” for the police department, but do not engage in contacting, detaining, or arresting suspicious persons or criminals.
Downtown Host Program
Downtown Hosts are volunteers who provide a friendly face for our downtown community. Hosts help visitors to area shops, restaurants, cultural venues and historic sites. Downtown Hosts also act as extra eyes and ears for the Davis Police Department to control nuisance behavior.
Graffiti Abatement Volunteers
Graffiti abatement in Davis is exclusively handled by volunteers. Davis PD VIPS regularly patrol city parks and respond to graffiti hotline complaints. Volunteers can also help by adopting an area to patrol regularly or scheduling a group for a graffiti abatement workday.
Police Department Cadet Program
The Cadet Program is open to youths between the ages of 13-19 who are interested in learning about law enforcement. Cadets participate in a variety of activities such as providing traffic control, public information, assisting in crowd control at special events, and search operations.