V.I.P.S. Volunteers in Police Service

Citizens that have graduated from the Citizen’s Academy will be trained in various police related duties. This allows the volunteers to provide direct support to a variety of Law Enforcement efforts. Volunteers function as an auxiliary unit of the Police Department but, have no powers of arrest beyond those of any private citizen. They will serve as extra “eyes, ears and helping hands.” Volunteers will not carry weapons but, will have direct communication with our Police Officers. This enables them to quickly report any suspicious activities, thereby enabling the Police Department to better serve the community.

FUNCTIONS/DUTIES OF VIPS

Patrol

Setting up and Assisting with Justice Court

Traffic Control

Vacation Checks

Front Counter and Clerical work

Transportation Assignments

Presenting Crime Prevention Programs

Assisting with Civic Events

Crossing Guard

Ride-Along

TIME COMMITMENT

Volunteers are asked to volunteer on average 10 hours a month. These hours can be fulfilled however they fit into the volunteer’s personal schedule. Scheduled events will be at a specific times but most of our volunteer work can be worked around our volunteer’s schedules.

ELIGIBILITY

Volunteers must be 21 years of age, with good standing in the community. Applicants must pass a background check and must reside in the City of Bluffdale.

REASONS TO JOIN VIPS

Have the Opportunity to Serve Your Community

Work around Personal Schedules

Keep Active

Get to Know Local Law Enforcement Personally

Obtain a Uniform to Wear While Volunteering

Drive the VIPS Car while Patrolling and Otherwise Volunteering

Help with Traffic Control at Special Events or Traffic Accidents

Use a Police Radio to Contact Police Officers While Volunteering

Ride-A-Long with an Officer

Keep Children Safe by Performing Crossing Guard Duties

JOINING THE PROGRAM

Volunteers must attend our citizen’s academy. Please fill out this application to apply for the academy. Upon completion of the academy, volunteers will have both classroom and field training prior to starting as full-fledged volunteer. If you have any other questions regarding the program, please contact the VIPS coordinator here.     

VIPS Application 



  1. Police Department

    Physical Address
    14350 South 2200 West
    Bluffdale, UT 84065

    Office Hours
    Monday - Thursday
    8:30 am - 3:00 pm
    Friday - Sunday:  If you need an officer during this time, call Non-Emergency Dispatch (below)

    Non-Emergency Dispatch
    Phone: (801) 794-3970

    Emergency 911

  2. Nick Stidham

    Sergeant

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