Twenty-three Volunteers - Administrative & Patrol
The Upland Police Department "employs" a cadre of twenty-three volunteers. These volunteers come from all walks of life, from professionals that are still in the workforce to retired senior citizens. Volunteers over the age of 55 are invited to join the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), a federally funded association that provides a variety of benefits to volunteers in public service. Volunteers are asked to contribute a minimum of eight hours per week and perform many important functions that were previously performed by paid employees. Their participation allows police officers and other criminal justice employees to spend more time conducting proactive law enforcement activities.
Volunteers perform primarily in two areas; administration and patrol. Administrative duties include data entry, record keeping, filing, and vehicle storage related tasks. Patrol duties include traffic control, subpoena service, issuing parking citations, home vacation checks, abandoned vehicle abatement program, and municipal code enforcement. Volunteers assigned to patrol are required to complete a training course at the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department. The Upland Police Department sponsors volunteers who attend this course by covering all fees and furnishing all required equipment.