The City of Seal Beach Police Department is
seeking individuals from our community who would like to volunteer their time.
Program Coordinator: Todd T. De Voe
Phone: (562) 799-4100 X 1121
The Volunteer in Police Services (VIPS) program provides an invaluable service to
the community and the Police Department.
This is a
challenging and rewarding opportunity. VIPS work within the Police Department
in various positions. VIPS are uniformed volunteers will be trained to perform
such duties as routine patrols throughout the City, assisting law enforcement
at crash scenes, and other duties to assist the Police Department. Members must
be in good physical and mental condition to perform their duties. Some
volunteers will be trained to perform administrative like duties and will be
working closely with the various Police Department units such as Records,
Community Improvement, Criminal Investigations, fleet management and more.
Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster
preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic
disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team
organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in
the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their
neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are
not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support
emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency
preparedness projects in their community.
WHAT IS A CERT?
A CERT is a group of responsible, trained individuals who have
come together to form a skilled group of Disaster Service Workers. The CERT
Program can be used in neighborhoods, businesses, and schools. The CERT members
realize that in the event of a major disaster they will have to rely on their
neighbors and themselves to handle emergencies until professional help arrives.
The Community Emergency Response Team, or CERT, Program is
designed to prepare you to help yourself, your family, and your neighbors in
the event of a catastrophic disaster. Because emergency services personnel will
not be able to help everyone immediately, you can make a difference by using CERT
training to save lives and protect property.
CERT is a nationally recognized FEMA training program designed to
improve community preparedness in the event of a disaster
The 24 hour course covers topics such as Introduction to Disaster
Preparedness, First Aid and CPR, Light Search and Rescue, Fire Suppression, and
that complete the entire CERT Training Program are certified Disaster Service
Workers, ready to help their neighborhoods in the even of a disaster
ARE YOU PREPARED?
Recent California history has shown the need for neighborhoods,
schools, & businesses to rely on themselves for a minimum of 3 days to 2
weeks following a major earthquake.
RACES is a public service by
dedicated amateur radio operators that provides communications personnel to government
agencies in time of extraordinary need. (when all else fails!) RACES is administered by the Seal Beach and Los Alamitos Police
RACES operations include two main areas:
Observe and report on local conditions during an emergency and provide
emergency message handling on Amateur Radio Service frequencies. During periods
of activation, RACES personnel are called upon to provide many tasks for the
cities of Seal Beach and Los Alamitos (including Leisure World). Although the
exact nature of each Activation will be different, the common thread is