The public is invited to learn more about the Paso Robles Police Department Community Volunteer Patrol Program next week.
The volunteer program runs as a membership-based group guided by a board of directors.
Volunteers typically patrol the city for anything out of the ordinary — such as reckless drivers, an open business door after-hours or a suspicious person — and report those sightings to police dispatchers by radio, according to the group’s website, www.prcvpp.org.
Controlling traffic and crowds at special events and accident sites and assisting with search-and-rescue operations are also among the group’s responsibilities.
Those interested should be at least 21 years old and in good physical condition. Volunteers must be willing to commit eight hours a month to the role and attend the monthly meetings, organizers said.
The orientation is planned for 6 p.m. Sept. 4. at the city’s Emergency Operations Center, 900 Park St.
Attendees will hear an overview of the program and receive a general overview of the Police Department.
For more information, call group president Lynn Rogers at 400-7795 or treasurer David Padolsky at 423-5772.