The City of Carlsbad Police Department is actively recruiting participants for the next Senior Volunteer Patrol Academy. The academy is scheduled for late summer of 2018.
The Senior Volunteer Patrol (SVP) draws on the experience and mature judgment of members that are 50 years and older. The patrol supports the Police Department by increasing law enforcement services to the community. Volunteer patrol functions include:
To begin, volunteer patrol members attend a 95-hour academy followed by 60 hours of “on the job training.” During the academy participants receive training in traffic control, safety, first aid and CPR, ethics, radio communications, traffic citations, crime prevention and hands-on driving safety. After training, each patrol member contributes a minimum of 28 hours per month.
Applicants are required to meet the following requirements:
Be at least 50 years of age
Be a U.S. citizen
Possess a valid California Driver’s License
Have proof of auto insurance
Have no felony convictions
Be in good physical condition
Pass a background investigation and polygraph
Prospective members must submit an application by April 30. Applicants will next complete a questionnaire and an interview will be scheduled. To apply for the SVP Academy, call the SVP office at 760-931-2214 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.