seniorpatrolCome be a part of the National City Police Department’s Senior Volunteer Patrol (SVP). SVPs perform a variety of duties to enhance community safety and security through programs of crime prevention and education, coupled with active citizen involvement. SVPs perform non-hazardous duties which were previously handled by sworn police officers.

  • Patrolling the city in a marked SVP vehicle and on foot to serve as the “eyes and ears” of the Police Department
  • Vacation House Checks
  • Traffic Control
  • Neighborhood and Business Watch

To become a member of the Senior Volunteer Patrol (SVP), you must be 50 years old or older, have a valid driver’s license, be law-abiding, and be able to pass a police background check. You do not have to live in National City to serve as an SVP in National City. For more information or to obtain an application, please contact Sgt Julian Villagomez at (619) 336-4423 or email at

Senior Volunteer Pamphlet

Senior Volunteer Pamphlet (Spanish)