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Volunteers In Police Service

Downtown Foot Patrol
Volunteers In Police Service (VIPS) is a citizen volunteer organization within the Tracy Police Department. VIPS members have been volunteering over eight thousand hours each year since 2004 when the organization was founded as part of the department’s Community Oriented Policing philosophy.
2016 Volunteers in Police Service Members

VIPS are Men and women, over the age of 21 years, who assist the Police Department’s crime prevention efforts by donating a minimum of 16 hours per month.

VIPS will patrol city streets, parking lots, parks, and schools; serving as additional eyes and ears for the Tracy Police Department. VIPS will also provide information and assistance to the community in a variety of ways.

Attending a Safety Fair

Assignments may include:

  • Patrol Duties
  • Special Events
  • Tours of Police Facilities 
  • Vacation Home Checks
  • Traffic Control 
  • Neighborhood Watch and Business Watch
  • Pre-School Safety Program
  • Data Entry
  • Community Partnerships

VIPS receive twenty (20) hours of classroom training conducted by Police Department Staff.

Deploying a Radar Speed Trailer

Topics include the following:

  • Traffic control
  • Patrol Skills and Observation
  • Public Relations
  • Radio Communication
  • Clerical Skills and much more.

If you are interested in becoming a Tracy Police Department VIPS member, please call (209) 831-6626.  VIPS Application



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