Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS)

General Information

Volunteers In Police Service (VIPS) is a volunteer organization within the Tracy Police Department. VIPS members have volunteered over eight thousand hours each year since 2004, when the organization was founded as part of the department’s Community Oriented Policing philosophy.

VIPS are men and women over 21 years-of-age, who assist the Police Department’s crime prevention efforts by donating a minimum of 16 hours per month. VIPS receive twenty (20) hours of classroom training conducted by Police Department Staff.

VIPS patrol city streets, parking lots, parks, and schools serving as additional eyes and ears for the Tracy Police Department. VIPS also provide information and assistance to the community in various ways.

Assignments May Include

  • Patrol Duties
  • Special Events
  • Tour of Police Facilities
  • Vacation Home Checks
  • Traffic Control
  • Neighborhood Watch
  • Business Watch
  • Preschool Safety Program
  • Data Entry
  • Comunity Partnerships

Training Topics

  • Traffic Control
  • Patrol Skills & Observations
  • Public Relations
  • Radio Communications
  • Clerical Skills

Ready to Apply?

If you would like to apply to become a member of Tracy Police Department’s VIPS Team, please download the Volunteer in Police Services Application Form. Once you have completed the form, please mail it to:

Tracy Police Department
C/O: VIPS Program
1000 Civic Center Drive
Tracy, CA 95376

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Contact Information

Field Operations Bureau

This unit is part of the Field Operations Bureau.

Tracy Police Department

1000 Civic Center Drive
Tracy, CA 95376


(209) 831-6550

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