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August 20, 2013 > City of Fremont Briefs

City of Fremont Briefs

Submitted By Cheryl Golden

Be a VIP:

The Fremont Police Department is currently accepting applications in an effort to recruit 20 to 30 new participants for their Volunteers in Police Services (V.I.P.S.) Program (formerly CARE and HAPP, now combined). Similar to a "Citizens on Patrol" program, it began in 2006 with the purpose of being a highly visible support function of the Patrol Division.

Some of the volunteer duties include conducting security checks in neighborhoods and commercial business centers, distributing crime alert bulletins, conducting vacation home security checks, working at special events, participating in the child safety seat program, enforcing handicapped parking violations, and helping the department with a variety of other tasks.

Volunteers will work patrol as the "eyes and ears" for the Department, as well as participate in the "You Are Not Alone" (Y.A.N.A.) Program. YANA volunteers make telephone calls to check in on the elderly or disabled in the mornings.

As part of the V.I.P.S. Program, there will be considerable training consisting of 60 hours over a two-month period and a background investigation. The recruitment will close on Sept. 1, 2013, or when a sufficient number of responses are received.

For more information visit or contact Volunteer Administrator CSO Kristen Escamilla at (510) 790-6691.

Serve on a board or commission:

If you are a Fremont resident, consider serving on a City advisory board and/or commission. Currently, there are vacancies on the following boards and commissions:

Human Relations Commission: One vacancy; term to expire Dec. 31, 2014
George W. Patterson House Advisory Board: Citizen At Large. One vacancy; term to expire Dec. 31, 2013
Recreation Commission: One vacancy; term to expire Dec. 31, 2014
Senior Citizens Commission: One vacancy; term to expire Dec. 31, 2014
Youth Advisory Commission: Five vacancies. Four terms to expire Dec. 31, 2013; and one term to expire Dec. 31, 2014

Applications available by:
Call: City Clerk's Office at (510) 284-4060
Pick up: Fremont City Hall, 3300 Capitol Ave., Building A

Cup your coffee:

Roast, grind, brew, drink, and enjoy coffee cupping at Suju's Coffee & Tea. We will be cupping four to six varieties of coffee, evaluating the aroma and flavor profiles of each coffee. If you love coffee, don't miss this wonderful opportunity. Register online at and use barcode196641. For more information, call (510) 790-5546.

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