Clearlake Police Looking for VIPS

The Clear­lake Police Depart­ment is look­ing for some VIP’s — res­i­dents inter­ested in join­ing their Voun­teers in Polic­ing pro­gram. VIPS rep­re­sent the Clear­lake com­mu­nity and help improve the qual­ity of life. Accord­ing to the Clear­lake Police Depart­ment, vol­un­teers do not replace paid employ­ees, they sup­ple­ment them. The Clear­lake Police Depart­ment said its vol­un­teers per­form tasks that would oth­er­wise take police offi­cers and dis­patch­ers from their pri­mary job of pro­tect­ing the pub­lic and enforc­ing the law. Mem­bers cur­rently do office work, assist in the prop­erty room, deliver sub­poe­nas, issue hand­i­capped park­ing cita­tions, staff booths, direct traf­fic at com­mu­nity events and pro­vide extra patrol in both the busi­ness and res­i­den­tial sec­tions of the city at all hours of the day and night. If you are inter­ested, stop by the Clear­lake Police Depart­ment at 14050 Olympic Drive to pick up an application.