Volunteers in Police Services, or VIPS, are residents who volunteer for the Hayward Police Department.

VIPS are involved in supporting a variety of departments such as:

VIPS receive specialized training in their functional area. All VIPS are unpaid volunteers.

How Do I Apply to be a VIPS?

  • Complete a VIPS application
  • Bring or mail the completed application to:
    Hayward Police Department
    300 West Winton Avenue
    Hayward, CA 94544
    Attn: Volunteer Coordinator
  • Participate in an interview with the Police Department's Volunteer Coordinators.
  • Complete a background investigation including a no-cost fingerprint examination.

For more information, please contact:
The Hayward Police Department Volunteer Coordinators at 510.293.5051