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City of Pismo Beach
760 Mattie Road
Pismo Beach, CA 93449
Ph: (805) 773-4657
South County Police Volunteers
The Pismo Beach Police Department has been committed to Community Oriented Policing and Problem Solving for numerous years. It is with this philosophy in mind that the South County Police Volunteers (SCPV) was created.

The idea of a SCPV strikes to the very heart of one of the main principles of Community Oriented Policing, which is to increase the understanding and trust between the police and community members. The establishment of a SCPV has enabled the police and the community to share ownership, decision-making and accountability in their service to their community.

Participants of the SCPV must attend the Pismo Beach Police Department Citizen Academy in order to participate in the program. For additional information please see the South County Citizens Police Academy flyer. All participants must complete an Enrollment Form.

For more information, please contact the volunteer coordinator Sgt. Tom Portz at (805) 773-2208 or .

The South County Police Volunteers is made up of people from the community who are willing to dedicate their time and efforts towards keeping Pismo Beach an area where citizens and visitors may enjoy quality of life.

The duties of the SCPV include:
  • Crime watch patrol
  • Security checks of homes and businesses
  • Records functions
  • Special events
  • Traffic control
  • Emergency call outs for natural disasters
  • Neighborhood watch
  • Crime prevention