Victorville — Our award winning, motivated, dedicated Victorville CHP Senior Volunteer Program is having a Senior Volunteer Academy. Senior citizens who are interested in justice and law enforcement are encouraged to volunteer. If you are a senior citizen looking to contribute to your community by supporting public safety, service, and security, you may be an ideal candidate. This program enables qualified individuals to lend their knowledge, skills, talents and wisdom to the CHP.
The Senior Volunteer Program contributes greatly to the California Highway Patrol’s community outreach, as well as enhancing operational efficiency and public service. The SVP enables CHP officers to provide more public service. The CHP has more than 850 volunteers serving in 90 Area offices throughout California.
To be a Senior Volunteer you must:
- Be age 55 or older.
- Be able to work at least four hours a week.
- Be available to work during regular business hours.
- Have a clean driving record and no felony convictions.
- Be able to pass a background check, including at least two interviews, fingerprinting, and review by the Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation.
- Complete the CHP Senior Volunteer Training Program.
- Sign a Statement of Professional Ethics.
- Be responsible for your own uniforms (white shirt, navy blue slacks, and proper badge).
If you are interested in assisting the CHP in administrative or field duties and would like to contribute to your community, we may have a position for you. Contact Officer Matt Hunt at the Victorville CHP for more information at (760) 241-1186 or MLHunt@CHP.CA.GOV.
The Senior Volunteer Program won the 2015 “Outstanding Achievement in Law Enforcement Volunteer Programs” Award from the International Association of Chiefs of Police.
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(CHP news release)