The Volunteers in Police Services (VIPS) are committed to providing competent support to the citizens of Ceres and the police officers of Ceres Police Department. Their mission is to build partnerships with the community, improving the citizens’ quality of life.
VIPS agree to donate a minimum of 16 hours per month in service to the Police Department and citizens of Ceres. While on duty, they may do any of the following:
Handicapped Parking Enforcement
Shopping Center Patrol
Support for special City functions
Support the Records Division
Support the Investigations Division
Support the Patrol Division
Support the Property/Evidence CSO
Support the Communications Center
Act as the eyes and ears of the Department
Volunteers are overseen by Special Operations Lieutenant Patrick Crane and Administrative Sergeant Greg Yotsuya. The volunteer coordinator is Community Service Officer/Senior VIPS David McCann.