The Fountain Valley Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) was established in June 1990. The program started with nine RSVP volunteers. The program currently has 42 members. Since its inception in August 1990 to the beginning of 2007, the following services were performed by RSVP volunteers:
- 14,018 Vacation Home Checks
- 2,637 Emergency Card Updates
- 1,183 Graffiti Reports
- 1,918 Handicap Parking Citations Issued
- 6,757 Expired Registration Citations Issued
- 48,088 Illegal Signs Removed
- 16,444 Other Miscellaneous Activities
RSVPs also volunteered 106,213 hours during this time.
In 1995, our RSVP members began a program to visit every Fountain Valley business to update emergency contact information. This information is critical to Fountain Valley Police Department Dispatchers and Officers when responding to their locations. RSVP members are also part of a Business Licensing Team, contacting vendors throughout the City to assure licensing standards are met.
RSVPs work with City Code Enforcement doing checks of residential tracts for violations to maintain Fountain Valley as a safe and aesthetically pleasing community. These violations could include lawn overgrowth, vehicles on the lawn and trash cans improperly stored.
Fountain Valley RSVPs participate in fingerprinting and other clerical tasks within the Police Department. RSVPs also participate in various special events including DUI checkpoints and DUI awareness programs to high school students.
The Retired Senior Volunteer Program provides an opportunity for retired persons to assist and support the activities of their Police Department. If you are 55 or older and are in good health and would like to volunteer, please contact Crime Prevention Specialist Nancy Lopez at (714) 593-4526 for more details.