Volunteer Services

Program Information

Volunteer Services at the Winters Police Department include the Winters Police Cadet Program and the Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS) program.

Both programs utilize volunteers to assist with a variety of tasks to serve the community including but not limited to:

  • School, Park, and Bike trail Patrols
  • Community Events and Festivals
  • Safety Presentations
  • Traffic control and scene management during emergencies
  • Senior wellness checks
  • Vacation checks
  • Clerical/ Office Support

Winters Police Cadet Program

The goals of the Police Cadet program are to expose men and women to the various aspects of police work in order to prepare them for a career in law enforcement. The Police Cadet program also helps to provide quality candidates for all law enforcement.

The Winters Police Department Cadet Program is a volunteer program funded via a mix of Community Fundraising and budgeted expenses by the Police Department. Donations to the Winters Police Cadet Program can be accepted at the Winters Public Safety Facility front lobby at 702 Main Street Winters, CA 95694. If using a check, please note Winters PD Cadets in the memo line.

Ideal candidates are current or former students between 15 to 21 years of age (participants between the ages of 15 and 17 must have parental permission), have no criminal background and can commit to serving a minimum of 8 hours a month.

To learn more about the application process and requirements for the Winters Police Cadet Program please click HERE

Or download our information brochure by clicking the link below

Cadet Brochure

Volunteers in Police Service Program

The Volunteers in Police Service program (VIPS) is a nationally recognized volunteer program created by the International Chiefs of Police and is currently in over 2,700 Police and Sheriff agencies across the Nation.

Ideal candidates are retired or semi retired, have no criminal background and can commit to serving a minimum of 16 hours a month.

To learn more about the application process and requirements for the Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS) Program please click HERE

Or download our information brochure by clicking on the links below:
VIPS brochure in English
VIPS brochure in Spanish