Thousand Oaks Welcomes The Return Of Police Volunteer Programs

The City of Thousand Oaks is happy to announce the return of its police volunteer programs, which consist of the Thousand Oaks Volunteers in Policing (VIP) and Thousand Oaks Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART). 

VIP members perform routine police functions allowing deputies to concentrate more on the duties that only sworn personnel can perform. Citizens who volunteer for this program will undergo a background investigation and be carefully screened as to judgment, maturity, and ability to work within a team concept. VIP members write police reports, perform residential vacation checks, conduct traffic control and more.  Training will include first aid and C.P.R., fingerprinting, police radio usage, observations and reporting procedures, traffic control, basic driving skills and certain administrative duties.

DART members also perform routine police functions allowing deputies to concentrate more on the duties that only sworn personnel can perform, such as working special events providing first aid stations, assisting with search efforts, assisting with emergency evacuations and conducting traffic control.  Training will include first aid and C.P.R., police radio usage, observations and reporting procedures, basic driving skills, traffic control, emergency evacuation protocol and more.

The Thousand Oaks Police Department is always looking for additional volunteers.  Please contact us if you’re looking for an opportunity to meet people and serve your community by becoming a member of one of these meaningful programs.  If interested in the VIP program, please leave a message with the Thousand Oaks VIP coordinator at (805) 371-8398.  If interested in the Thousand Oaks DART program, please visit todart.org to learn more and complete an online application.

Nature of Incident: Thousand Oaks Welcomes the Return of Police Volunteer Programs
Location: City of Thousand Oaks
Date & Time: July 21, 2021 @ 5:00 p.m.
Unit(s) Responsible: Thousand Oaks VIP, Thousand Oaks DART

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