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Date of Record: June 10, 2008

SVP GroupThe Coronado Police Department began the Senior Volunteer Program in 1994 with a graduating class of 18 volunteers.  Since then, The Senior Volunteer Patrol (SVP) has grown to 34 volunteers and is a great asset to the Department. 

The SVP program helps keep Coronado safe and reduces crime by performing home security checks, identifying and removing abandoned vehicles from our streets, enforcing disabled parking laws, assisting the Investigations Unit, patrolling the streets and alleys, and walking within our business districts.SVP July 4th

The SVP program continuously supports and provides a law enforcement presence at important community activities and events such as: the Teddy Bear Drive; Shop with a Cop; the Coronado Flower Show; Motorcars on Main Street; Holiday Open House; 4th of July Parade and Fireworks; several 10k and half marathons; as well as provided traffic control at police and fire scenes.
The Coronado Police Department is always looking for energetic seniors to become a part of this team. To qualify for the program, you must meet the below requirements:

  • Participants must be at least 50 years of age
  • Possess a valid Driver's License
  • Attend mandatory monthly meetings
  • Physical ability to perform all patrol duties
For further information on the SVP Program, contact Sergeant Eric Hima by email at
or by phone at (619) 522-2444.