The San Diego County Sheriff's Senior Volunteer Patrol program is designed to draw
upon the experience of senior citizens from our community. The men and
women participating in the program provide valuable assistance to
existing staff as it strives to increase the quality of life in the
Among the services available at no cost to residents of the department's
contract cities and surrounding unincorporated areas are:
HOME VACATION CHECKS
A senior volunteer will check your home regularly while you are away on
vacation, providing you with peace of mind knowing that your home is
being checked by trained personnel.
YOU ARE NOT ALONE
The department's YANA ("You Are Not Alone") program ensures a weekly
personal visit from a Volunteer Patrol team plus a daily telephone call
to disabled or home-bound senior citizens living by themselves.
ABANDONED VEHICLE ABATEMENT
These programs are conducted by the Senior Volunteer Patrol. Contact
your local Sheriff's station's Senior Volunteer Patrol to help rid your
neighborhood of vehicles that have not been moved for some time.
A Alzheimer's directory is maintained at each San Diego Sheriff's
station. A senior volunteer will come to your residence and take a
photograph and description of your loved one. The log book is strictly
confidential but will assist law enforcement personnel to identify and
return the citizen to their home if they wander and become disoriented.
CHILD ID FINGERPRINT & ID CARD
A senior volunteer will visit your school, church or Scout organization
to fingerprint youngsters from toddler to 15 with parental permission.
The prints and ID cards will be given to each family.
For more information about any of these free services, call or visit
your local San Diego County