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Volunteers in Policing


Volunteers in Policing (VIP) members are comprised of men and women, over the age of 18 that donate their time and expertise as ambassadors of the SDSU Police Department.  VIP members perform a variety of tasks, and work closely with both the campus community and the police department.

In addition to providing an extra set of “eyes and ears” to the department, VIP members are active within the community. Volunteers assist police officers as needed provide community services such as crime prevention tips, bike registrations, special detail assistance and general visitor information.  They may help with clerical duties, front desk assignments and special projects. VIPs provide visible, front line access to the police department.

VIP members may be called upon to volunteer their time and energy during periods when the police department is busiest, assisting with crime prevention events, community functions, graduations or unplanned emergencies and being a valuable resource to the police department. 

VIPs are also valued for their life experiences providing expertise to the police department in areas such as graphic design, photography, marketing, grant writing or volunteer management.  The program is managed by a sworn member of the department and supervised by senior VIPs.


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