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San Ramon
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The San Ramon Police Department has a well established volunteer program. The Volunteer Services unit has three main volunteer programs: V.I.P.S., Chaplains, and Explorers.


Volunteer ChaplainsThe Chaplaincy Program is administered by an officer and coordinated by the Office Coordinator. The Chaplain must be ordained or commissioned and must attend the 13-week Citizens’ Academy to join the program. There are six volunteer Chaplains and two facilitators who participate in the program. They are provided with necessary training and resources in return for hundreds of hours of volunteer service. Click here for more info on our Chaplaincy Program.




The Volunteers in Police Services (V.I.P.S.) consists of citizens who contribute their time and talents to support the San Ramon Police Department and the well-being of our community. Volunteers support and supplement police department services, in non-hazardous duties, to free up police officers and staff to perform other duties and tasks critical for public safety.

VolunteersSome of the tasks undertaken by V.I.P.S. members include the following:

  • Helping with special events, such as the Art & Wind Festival, National Night Out, various charity runs, and other community events
  • Collecting emergency contact information from local business owners to be entered into the Dispatch Center’s computer system
  • Acting as Neighborhood Patrols to look for homes whose owners need to be notified of conditions which may invite crimes against their properties and doing vacation house checks
  • Helping in the front office at the police department with administrative work, answering phones, and fingerprinting
  • Working with the detectives and the Youth Resource Officer
  • Helping with the Neighborhood Watch program, Tours of the Police Department and the Citizen’s Police Academy
  • Serving as translators in various languages

The V.I.P.S. volunteers are recruited from citizens who have completed the Citizen’s Police Academy, which gives them a basic understanding of police work. The volunteers are a valuable daily resource for the police department. For more information, contact the Volunteer Coordinator Jennifer Montemayor at