Volunteers in Policing

The Seal Beach Police Department Volunteers in Policing (V.I.P.) was established over 25 years ago. The program has over 50 volunteers. V.I.P.s work in a variety of capacities and under the guidance of the Emergency Operations Coordinator. V.I.P.s are selected for service through a competitive interview process. They attend in-depth training where they learn about the organization and inner workings of the Police Department. Upon graduation, they are sworn in by the Chief of Police and work with other V.I.P. members.

Initially, V.I.P.s conducted residential vacation checks, clerical tasks, and participated in various special events such as D.U.I. Checkpoints, but over the years, their duties have expanded. The V.I.P.s are an integral part of the Seal Beach Police Department, and they are essential to our day to day operations.


  • Police Department Mission and Values Statement
  • Organization and Duties of various Units within the Police Department
  • Police Procedures including; Radio Procedure, Defensive Driving
  • Community service to enhance life experience, character development, and teamwork


  • Wears a V.I.P. Uniform
  • Completes V.I.P. Training
  • Attends a monthly training meeting
  • Volunteer Approximately 20 hours per month
  • Conducts Vacation Home Checks

Applicant Requirements:

  • Live in the local area
  • Submit to a criminal background check
  • Demonstrate a desire to serve the public
  • Applicant must be 21+ at time of application
For questions or more information about the V.I.P. program, please contact Captain Nick Nicholas at (562) 799-4100 ext. 1160 or nnicholas@sealbeachca.gov.