The Tehachapi Police Department needs the community’s involvement in its Volunteers in Police Services (VIPS) program. The primary purpose of the VIPS program is to provide the police department with an extra set of “eyes and ears” by performing non-confrontational duties.
Volunteers in Police Services duties include volunteer tasks in administration, training, public events, public relations, public awareness and overall assisting Tehachapi Police Department personnel.
Joining the VIPS program would allow you to “come and do great events like the Downtown Farmers Market, the Veteran’s Day Parade, and Fourth of July events,” said Chief Richard Standridge. “We need citizens to help fingerprint local folks trying to get jobs, we also need help with filing big runs to the DA’s office. Basically, we want our citizens involved in every aspect of our police department.”
To learn more and to sign up as a volunteer, contact Rae Budge at (661) 822-2222.