Recruitment for Senior Volunteer Patrol Program

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Date: Dec 14 , 2022

The Senior Volunteer Patrol of the North Coastal Sheriff’s Station is recruiting volunteers for its Senior Volunteer Patrol program.

Established in 1994, the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department Senior Volunteer Program is a volunteer-based program for individuals 50 years and older who want to serve their community by promoting public safety and crime prevention programs as well as providing assistance at Sheriff stations. 

Duties range from assisting with administrative work, patrolling neighborhoods, and checking on the welfare of elderly or disabled persons.


The Senior Volunteer Patrol is staffed by individuals who are asked to volunteer a minimum of 6-hours a week. 

 To qualify for the Sheriff’s Senior Volunteer Patrol program, all applicants must successfully meet the following requirements:

  • At least 50 years of age
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or a Lawfully Admitted Permanent Resident
  • Must possess a valid California Driver’s License and auto insurance
  • Must have medical insurance
  • Good moral character - conviction of a felony is disqualifying
  • Physically and emotionally able to perform the duties of the position
  • Must pass a complete background check
  • Pass the 2-week Volunteer Patrol Academy
  • Agree to abide by all Sheriff's Department rules and policies

All Senior Volunteer Patrol applicants approved for the program attend a formal two-week academy. Some of the topics covered include: Alzheimer’s Safe Return, Crime Prevention, Department Orientation, Ethics and Rules of Conduct, Radio Training, and Traffic Control.

Apply Today

The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department invites you to join the more than 700 volunteers who provide over 168,000 hours of service per year.

Interested parties should contact Ed Baer (703-268-8873) or the Senior Volunteer office (760-966-3579) to arrange an information meeting.

More information can be found on the San Diego County Sherriff's Department's Senior Volunteer Patrol website.