Brentwood Police Department
Sergeant Sergio Verbis
9100 Brentwood Blvd
Brentwood, CA 94513
Why Volunteer at a Law Enforcement Agency? Simple - We Need You!
Since September 11, 2001, the demands on state and local law enforcement have increased dramatically. As a result, the already limited resources of these agencies are being stretched further than ever, at a time when the country needs every available officer out on the beat.
In many jurisdictions around the country, volunteers in the community have offered their time and skills to law enforcement agencies. These citizen volunteers help supplement and support officers and civilian personnel by allowing them to concentrate on their primary duties.
The V.I.P.S. (Volunteers in Police Services) program previously known as B.A.C.U.P. (Brentwood Active Citizens in Uniformed Patrol) was established in 1991 at the Brentwood Police Department. VIPS is a group of volunteers who assist the police department in many of its everyday functions. We do our best to match the skills of the volunteer with the needs of the department. Volunteer roles may include performing clerical tasks, serving as an extra set of "eyes and ears," assisting with search and rescue activities, writing citations for accessible parking violations, photo copying, answering phones, D.U.I. checkpoints, vehicle abatement, special events in the city, and the deployment of the traffic speed radar trailer.
The VIPS program consists of approximately twenty members on an average. If you are over 18 years of age and are interested in becoming a part of the Brentwood Police Department’s VIPS program, please visit the national volunteer in police services website at www.policevolunteers.org or contact Senior Community Service Officer Joe Garcia at 925.809.7778. Thank you!
Date established: December 1991
Number of volunteers: 20
Hours volunteers contributed last year: 1,700
Last updated: 5/28/2010