Citizen volunteers are being sought by the Escalon Police Department, as they look to enhance service to the community in 2016.
“We are looking for adults, especially those who may be retired, who are looking to contribute to their community and assist the police department in its mission of providing quality service to our community,” said Police Chief Mike Borges. “Volunteers will be tasked with assisting the agency in many different areas.”
Among those will be helping citizens with questions, directing traffic at parades, handing out public relations items, revitalizing the Neighborhood Watch program and representing the police department at Park Fete, National Night Out and Safety Fairs.
“We will also be recruiting assistance in the areas of code enforcement, conducting vacation house checks, or working the front counter at the police department,” added Borges.
Application packages are available now and can be obtained either at City Hall or the Police Department, both located on McHenry Avenue. When completed, the packet can be returned to the police department.
“If no one is available at the department to accept it, please seal it in an envelope and turn it into city hall personnel,” said Borges.
Once applications have been reviewed by staff, applicants will be interviewed and a background check will be completed that will include a fingerprint check on all applicants.
“After being accepted to the unit, those selected will attend a short training program administered by police and senior volunteer staff,” Borges added.
Questions about the program can be addressed to Sgt. Gustavo Flores, 209-691-7319.