Participate in volunteer activities to help Blue Santa be successful.
National Night Out (NNO), which is held on the 1st Tuesday each October, has been extraordinarily successful in promoting involvement in crime and drug prevention activities, strengthening police-community relations, and encouraging neighborhood camaraderie as part of the fight for safer streets.
The VIPS program at the police department is open to graduates of the San Marcos Citizens Police Academy. The program is modeled after the national VIPS program, and it is designed to give individuals a sense of personal satisfaction while performing in meaningful roles that have a direct impact on the police department and the San Marcos community. VIPS vision is to support and enhance police departments by performing duties that enable the officers and staff to fully concentrate on public service. By participating in this purpose driven program, volunteers will develop valuable relationships with other volunteers, police officers, police staff members, and the San Marcos community.