The Police Department is starting a program that will enlist volunteers to check the homes of vacationing residents, said Police Capt. Dave Abrecht.
The program, "Volunteers in Policing--VIP's," is part of the community policing philosophy adopted by the Police Department last year, Abrecht said. It encourages partnerships between police and residents, he added.
More volunteers are needed to implement the program, Abrecht said. Volunteers also will help register bicycles, perform some clerical duties and assist crime victims.
Application forms are available at the Police Department. Abrecht said applicants must submit to a background check, an interview and medical tests before being accepted.
For additional information, contact the Police Department's crime prevention office at (714) 741-5760