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Volunteers in Police Service (VIPs)

The Sonoma County Sheriff's Department's Volunteers in Policing (V.I.P.) program was established to better connect with the community we serve. V.I.P. members contribute greatly to Sonoma Police Department through the donation of their time. Their contributions in the field as well as in the office enables our Deputies and Support Staff to better respond to calls for service and generally meet our responsibilities to the public.

The V.I.P. unit at Sonoma Police Department is composed of unpaid, volunteer, adult citizens from Sonoma Valley. After receiving general and task-specific training, V.I.P.s are utilized as additional "eyes and ears" of the Department and to perform a variety of specialized assignments under the supervision of Department staff.

Applicants are required to possess a valid drivers license at the appropriate level including necessary special endorsements, as required by the state of California to perform the essential job functions of this position. Candidates for this position will be required to pass a background investigation.

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