VIPS - Volunteers in Police Services

Volunteers in Police Services, or VIPS, are residents who volunteer for the Hayward Police Department.
A VIPS volunteer working on a computer

Join our Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS) program at Hayward Police Department and become a vital part of our team! Your dedication and skills make a real difference in serving our community. Together, we provide prompt, courteous service to Hayward, enhancing effectiveness and efficiency.

Join us in divisions like Crime Prevention, Special Duty Unit, Downtown Safety Officer, Property & Evidence, and Records Bureau. Sign up today to make a meaningful impact!

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

How to apply to be a VIPS:

  1. Complete a VIPS Application

Applications can be downloaded from our site here, or picked up at the Hayward Police Department, 300 West Winton Ave., Hayward, CA 94544

  1. Mail-in or drop-off your completed application

Hayward Police Department
Attn: Volunteer Coordinator
300 West Winton Ave.
Hayward, CA 94544
  1. Participate in an interview with the Police Department's Volunteer Coordinators

Coordinator's will reach out to you to schedule interviews.

  1. 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

Download the VIPS - Volunteers in Police Services Application