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, and do not perform law enforcement duties.
How to Get Involved with V.I.P.S.
- 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
- 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
Questions? Please contact us at email@example.com and submit the online application if interested in joining the V.I.P.S. team.