More than 1,000 people have registered for the Building Blocks of a Law Enforcement Volunteer Program E-learning course. This course covers program infrastructure, recruitment, selection and management, training, recognition, and assessment. Register today!
The VIPS Program developed Missing Persons: Volunteers Supporting Law Enforcement following a focus group and site visits with local law enforcement agencies. Read how law enforcement agencies involve volunteers in all aspects of missing persons investigations.
With more than one billion users on Facebook and more than 100,000 tweets posted to Twitter each minute, it is clear that social media is not just a fad, it is the new form of communication. Read this issue of VIPS in Focus to explore how your law enforcement volunteer program can tap in to the power of social media.
The goal of the VIPS Program is to enhance the capacity of state and local law enforcement to utilize volunteers. On this website, volunteer managers can find a variety of volunteer management tools and citizens who wish to volunteer their time and skills with a law enforcement agency can find information about how to get started.
The VIPS Program is managed by the International Association of Chiefs of Police with financial support from the Bureau of Justice Assistance.
As announced in mid-December, we will be shutting down the VIPS Website and moving resources and other items to the International Association of Chiefs of Police Website, www.theiacp.org, on March 31, 2014. We thank you for your continued support of the VIPS Program and ask that you update your program and contact information by March 14th, 2014. By updating your program, you will be included in the directory and able to network with other law enforcement volunteer managers from around the country. In addition, potential volunteers will continue to be able to find out more about your program. Any programs that have not been updated in the last year will be deleted from the directory.
Register now for the free, online Prevent Crimes Against Seniors Conference, April 10, 2014.
Law Enforcement Volunteer Program Award applications due no later than May 25, 2014.
A new issue of the VIPS Info newsletter is now available. Read on for a review of VIPS in 2013, information about a volunteer program assessment opportunity, and more.
To date, more than 2,320 law enforcement volunteer programs, representing more than 264,000 volunteers have registered.