Draper City Police Department is proud to officially launch the Volunteers in Police Service (V.I.P.S.) program.
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.