News Story


Moorpark - National Volunteer Week
4/8/2014 6:00:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

National Volunteer Week

Report Number:



City of Moorpark, California

Date & Time:

April 6, 2014 to April 12, 2014

Unit(s) Responsible:

Moorpark Police Department Volunteers in Policing



National Volunteer Week is about inspiring, recognizing, and encouraging all people to come together in their communities for the common good, to meet challenges, and accomplish community goals.  This year National Volunteer Week celebrates its 40th year recognizing our country's volunteers.  National Volunteer Week was started by President Richard Nixon, who on April 20, 1974, declared the week dedicated to those who give their time to charity and others.

The Ventura County Sheriff's Office recognizes its many volunteers this week.  From the highly trained and skilled Dive Team and Mountain Team members of the Sheriff's Search & Rescue, Sheriff's Reserve Deputies, and local City Volunteers in Policing (VIP's).

Moorpark currently has twenty dedicated VIP's.  They are trained in first aid, CPR, traffic control, report writing, and administrative responsibilities to list some of their job duties. The VIP's are on call 24/7 to provide law enforcement support as well as assistance at many planned events within the City of Moorpark.  The Moorpark Volunteers assist with many of the Moorpark events and functions including Moorpark Country Day, 3rd of July Fireworks, the Ground Hog 5K Run, Moorpark Arts Festival,'Roamin Relics' Car Show, to name a few.

During this week, we are thanking volunteers on a national, state and county wide basis as well as our local volunteers which give so much to our community every day.  During 2013, our Moorpark Volunteers in Policing helped keep our community safe by volunteering 6,477 hours to public safety and law enforcement  "We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give" - Winston Churchill

If you are Interested in becoming a Moorpark Volunteer in Policing, Please contact VIP Coordinator Jane Mineo 805-532-2707 or Sergeant John Reilly at 805-532-2717 for more information.

Prepared by:

Jane Mineo, Moorpark Volunteer Coordinator


Media Release Date:

April 8, 2014


Follow-Up Contact:

Jane Mineo 805-532-2707'

John Reilly 805-532-2717



Approved by:

Stephen Wade, Captain