The San Diego Police Department’s (SDPD) Retired Senior Volunteer Patrol (RSVP), Northern Division, is seeking additional volunteers to serve the Clairemont, Bay Park, Kearny Mesa, University City, Pacific Beach, Mission Beach and La Jolla Communities. The RSVPs help bridge community needs and help address citizens’ concerns.
Duties include patrolling local neighborhoods while serving as additional eyes and ears for the police, assisting uniformed officers with accident and crime scenes, and supporting disaster preparedness and homeland security efforts. In addition, RSVP volunteers visit elderly residents to check on their welfare and safety as part of the YANA (You Are Not Alone) Program, and RSVP check homes for citizens on Vacation.
Current RSVP volunteers are from all walks of life. They include military veterans of all services, educators, business leaders, and professionals including those in the medical profession. Flexible schedules are available and a minimum of three days per month is required of each volunteer who must be at least 50 years of age and possess a valid California Driver’s License.
The next RSVP Academy dates begin in May
For more information and to schedule a ride-along, contact SDPD’s Northern Division RSVP at (858) 552-1737 or send an E-mail to: sdpdNorthern@pd.sandiego.gov