SDPD RETIRED SENIOR VOLUNTEER PATROL RSVP (La Jolla, Mission Beach, Pacific Beach, UTC & Clairemont)


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


4275 Eastgate MallSAN DIEGO, CA 92037



Join active older adults citizens enhancing the safety and well-being of your community. Take this opportunity to help the San Diego Police Department prevent and solve crimes in your neighborhood. Our PATROL area is: La Jolla, Mission Beach, Pacific Beach, Bay Park, UTC and Clairemont


1. Be retired and at least 50 years of age.

2. Have a California driver's license.

3. Be willing to work at least one day per week and attend a short monthly training session.

Although the work is not very demanding physically, you must frequently get in and out of patrol cars, occasionally climb stairs, move light materials and have good hearing. Directing traffic sometimes necessitates standing two or more hours.

After a background check, volunteers are trained at a one week academy. Following graduation, new members do a "ride along" with a SDPD officer and then are assigned to an experienced RSVP Field Training Officer for four training patrols prior to beginning regular RSVP patrols.

Patrol schedules are prepared monthly and are planned around the needs of the volunteers. RSVP members can switch days to accommodate unforeseen events.

Each patrol is approximately eight hours.

CALL TODAY FOR A "NO OBLIGATION" RIDE-ALONG to see if this is what you want!

For more information or to sign up for the Ride-Along, contact SDPD’s Northern Division RSVP at (858) 552-1737 or e-mail


  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Multi-Tasking

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 49
  • Orientation or Training
  • one eight hour patrol a week (vacation flexible)
  • one, two hour training meeting monthly
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