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Volunteers in Police Services Program (VIPS)

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The purpose of the Volunteer in Police Services (VIPS) Program is to provide support for various functions within the Davenport Police Department while increasing the level of service to the community.
 
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The Davenport Police Department is committed to operating under a philosophy of Community Oriented Policing with the goal of identifying and solving problems. In an effort to further Community Policing efforts and work in partnership with community members, the Volunteers In Police Service program was developed and launched in 2005.
 
Introduction:
VIPS is designed to draw upon the experience of area residents, who as a group, represent a vast community service. Trained volunteers are matched with tasks and responsibilities that enable them to contribute most effectively, based on their personal background experience.
 
Objectives:
The VIPS members will support the Davenport Police Department officers and staff and serve the community by:
  • Serving as a deterrent by being a presence in the community.
  • Identifying and reporting City Code Violations.
  • Attending training programs to learn about law-enforcement.
  • Providing assistance during activities.
  • Acting as eyes and ears of the Davenport Police Department.
We are currently accepting applications for new volunteers to join our group. Please be aware that the application process may take several weeks. 

BECOMING A VOLUNTEER:

In order to become a volunteer an applicant must meet the following guidelines:

  • Good moral and ethical character.
  • Have a clean criminal record.
  • Must be willing to commit to 16 hours per month.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age.*

    The application process consists of:
  • Basic Application
  • Oral Interview
  • Employment Reference Check
  • Law Enforcement Agency Records Check



For more information, please contact:
VIPS Coordinator Owen Farrell
ofarrell@ci.davenport.ia.us | 563-888-3546

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