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June 29, 2010 > Fremont Police looking for C.A.R.E volunteers

Fremont Police looking for C.A.R.E volunteers

By Meenu Gupta

The Fremont Police Department wants to recruit 20-23 new volunteers for its C.A.R.E. program. C.A.R.E. (Connect, Assist, Respond, and Engage) is an acronym for a citizen group trained to connect with the community, assist the police department, respond to requests for neighborhood patrol checks, report suspicious activity, and engage with the community by presenting safety information at special events. The program began in 2006 as a highly visible support function of the Patrol Division.

C.A.R.E. helps support the goals and mission of the department by developing and strengthening partnerships and relationships between the department and the community. Concerned citizens with a variety of skills and abilities are needed to participate in meaningful community safety and service programs. Duties include security checks in neighborhoods and commercial business centers, distributing crime alert bulletins, vacation home security checks, participation in special events, operating the child safety seat program and documenting graffiti violations.

Those interested should be at least 18 years old and currently live or work in Fremont. Graduates of the Fremont Police Department's Citizens' Police Academy, high school graduates or the equivalent are preferred. Applicants should not have any felony convictions, no misdemeanor convictions within three years, and have a good moral character, as determined by a thorough background investigation and fingerprint clearance.

Prospective volunteers should be in satisfactory medical condition with the ability to commit 16 hours a month to the program. Please submit applications by July 15, 2010 to CSO Jennie Bauer, Fremont Police Department, 2000 Stevenson Blvd., Fremont. For more information visit www.fremontpolice.org or call Volunteer Administrator CSO Jennie Bauer at (510) 790-6691.

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