Volunteer Probation Officer Program (VPO)

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Volunteer in Making the Community a Safer Place


The Volunteer Probation Officer (VPO) Program offers a unique opportunity to be part of the exciting and challenging field of criminal justice. VPOs are enabled to perform duties similar to those of the department's Deputy Probation Officers. Participants will gain personal satisfaction, work experience and an opportunity to develop new skills in an exciting and challenging field. Volunteer Probation Officers work with and under the supervision of Deputy Probation Officers. The Volunteer Probation Officer program offers a unique opportunity for citizens to be involved. VPOs are provided the opportunity to assist in the following areas:

  • Investigation of adult and juvenile cases
  • Field monitored caseloads
  • Making home, work and jail visits
  • Telephonic compliance checks
  • Victim contacts and collateral information
  • Residence and employment verification
  • Requesting record checks
  • Working with adults and youth in drug treatment programs

Minimum Requirements

  • 21 years of age
  • Possession of a valid California Driver’s License
  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Commitment to volunteer a minimum of 20 hours per month for one year

If the minimum requirements are met, steps below are to be completed:

VPO STEPS

Yes, I am interested in becoming a Volunteer Probation Officer (VPO)

Probation - Volunteer (VPO)