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Volunteers in Policing (VIP) Program


Program Description

The Volunteers In Policing Program (VIP) was developed by the Police Department in December 1994. It is comprised of approximately 50 members who are familiar with the Town of Los Gatos and City of Monte Sereno. These trained volunteers are used to enhance crime prevention awareness and community services. The VIP personnel perform a multitude of police-related duties for this agency, such as:

If you would like to get more information on the Volunteers in Policing Program, please contact Gwen Cross at the Los Gatos/Monte Sereno Police Department at (408) 354-6842 or

-         Emergency Management Preparedness

-         Vacation House Checks

-         Fingerprinting

-         VIP & Graffiti Patrol

-         Traffic Control

-         Clerical Work

-         Computer Data Entry

-         Front Counter Support

-         Television Crew

-         Special Crime Prevention Events

-         Handicap Parking Enforcement

-         Other Assigned Tasks


For more information on this program, please see the following pages:

§         Code of Ethics

§         Recruitment/Membership

§         Rules & Regulations

§         Volunteer Job Descriptions