The Coast News Group

Carlsbad Police seeks senior patrol volunteers

CARLSBAD — The city of Carlsbad Police Department is accepting applications for the next Volunteer Senior Patrol Academy. The academy will take place in early 2013 at the City of Carlsbad Police Department, 2560 Orion Way.“The volunteer patrol is a rewarding way to contribute to the community while helping to reduce crime and increase law enforcement services,” said Senior Patrol Commander Mike Whaley. “Volunteer patrol members are age 55 or older, perform a variety of duties and contribute about 24 hours a month.”

Senior patrol volunteers are required to attend academy classes from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, for two weeks. Participants receive training in traffic control, safety, first aid and CPR, ethics, radio communications, traffic citations, gang and drug laws, crime prevention and driving safety. Graduates are issued uniforms and all other necessary equipment.

Applicants are required to be a U.S. citizen and have a valid California driver’s license, an excellent driving record and proof of automobile insurance, and be in good physical condition.

For more information or to apply for the academy call (760) 931-2214 or visit the city of Carlsbad web site.