The California Highway Patrol (CHP), Stockton Area, is looking for motivated citizens who want to give something back to their community as Senior Volunteers.
The Senior Volunteers are CHP employees who assist in both administrative and field capacities. The objectives of the CHP Senior Volunteer Program are to:
Assist the CHP in providing enhanced public service to the community;
Provide an opportunity for senior citizens to make a definitive contribution toward improving public safety and service;
Instill among fellow participating volunteers an understanding and appreciation of the justice system, human relations, and ethics in the field of law enforcement.
Senior Volunteers perform various administrative and field functions, including filing, directing traffic, data entry, conducting surveys in high-traffic locations/school zones, assisting the Watch Officer, answering phones and deploying radar trailers. They also update social media and work at community events.
Additionally, Senior Volunteers, in uniform, will drive marked CHP patrol vehicles while performing field duties. Volunteers will attend shift briefings and occasionally ride-along with officers to learn and assist as an additional set of eyes in search of violators.
Requirements include being at least 55 years of age, be able to work at least four hours per week and pass a background check, have a valid driver’s license and a good driving record and complete the CHP Senior Volunteer training program.
Any individual who meets the requirements, wants to give back to the community in a unique and rewarding way, and is interested in the program may call Lieutenant Jill Dolce at (209) 943-8666 for further information.