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Seniors provide police with volunteer patrol

CARMEL VALLEY — Northwestern Division’s Retired Senior Volunteer Patrol, or RSVP, program works in partnership with the police and the community. You need only be available one day a week, you work in pairs, drive marked cars and do not work at night or on Sundays. Uniforms and badges are provided.
The members are volunteers from your neighborhoods who provide such functions as school security checks, security patrols through residential neighborhoods, vacation house checks and a program called YANA, which stands for You Are Not Alone. In the YANA program the RSVPs check on those who are unable to leave their homes due to health issues. Additionally, the RSVPs are active in disseminating crime prevention information to businesses and shopping malls.
If you are looking for a way to make a difference in your community, consider the RSVP program. Anyone 50 years or older may call Bernie Palacek, Northwestern Division’s RSVP Administrator, at (858) 523-7021.