The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department is seeking volunteers for its Senior Volunteer Program to assist the department in keeping the City of Vista a safe place to live and work. Members of the Vista Sheriff’s Volunteer Patrol (SVP) help serve the community by volunteering their time so that sworn law enforcement personnel can concentrate on preventing serious crime. Duties include enforcing legal parking, checking homes when the occupants are away on vacation, visiting homebound people as part of the You Are Not Alone program, assisting with traffic and crowd control at accidents and special events, assisting at DUI checkpoints, and patrolling neighborhoods, schools, parks and any other areas that need attention.

Application for the SVP is open to men and women age 50 or over and in good physical health. All applicants must pass a background check and complete an oral interview. Approved applicants must attend the mandatory two-week SVP training academy. For more information call the Vista Sheriff’s Station at 760-940-4434.