Fremont police looking for volunteers

FREMONT (BCN) — The Fremont Police Department is accepting applications in an effort to recruit participants for the department’s Volunteers in Police
Services program, police officials announced Wednesday.

The department is looking for approximately 25 volunteers.

The program, which is similar to a citizen patrol program and began in 2006, aims to support the goals and mission of the department through the strengthening of partnerships and relationships in the community.

The program currently has more than 60 volunteers, and the department has a goal of having 100 volunteers in patrol.

Some of the volunteer duties would include security checks in neighborhoods and at commercial business centers, distributing crime alert bulletins, conducting vacation home security checks, working at special events, enforcing handicapped parking violations and helping the department with other tasks, according to the police department.

Volunteers will go through 60 hours of training over two months and a background investigation.

The recruitment period will go through Monday, and interviews will take place between Jan. 18 and Jan. 27.

Anyone interested in volunteering can get more information at http://www.fremontpolice.org or by calling (510) 790-6691.

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