V.I.P.S. - Volunteers In Police Service
Draper City is accepting applications for Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS) until October 1, 2021.
V.I.P.S. is a volunteer citizen service operated by the Draper City Police Department. V.I.P.S. are highly-trained individuals who act as an extra set of eyes and ears for the Police Department performing Mobile Neighborhood Watch duties. They report suspicious activity and help with community-oriented policing functions such as setting up speed radar trailers and patrols in Corner Canyon. Volunteers are expected to work eight hours a month.
After training, volunteers may be assigned to conduct mobile Neighborhood Watch patrols in a designated V.I.P.S. vehicle, bicycle, or on foot. Volunteers will work in teams of two.
V.I.P.S. will not perform Law Enforcement duties.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED WITH V.I.P.S.
To become a member of the Draper City V.I.P.S. team:
- Complete an application online.
- Pass the criminal background, drivers’ history check, and a drug test.
- Participate in an interview with the Crime Prevention Specialist and Patrol Lieutenant.
- Interview with the Chief of Police.
V.I.P.S. can expect to perform routine duties:
- Observe and report crimes or suspicious activities to officers while on patrol shifts
- Attend meetings and training
- Deter and prevent crime
- Provide observations for businesses and citizens
- Patrol City neighborhoods, parks, business districts, parking lots, trail heads, etc.
- 21-years of age
- Draper resident
- Good driving record
- Good moral character with no criminal convictions