Tulsa Police Department - Volunteers In Police Service
Sgt. Mark Sherwood
6066 East 66th Street North
Tulsa, OK 74117
Volunteers provide valuable and necessary additional services to the Tulsa Police Department on a daily basis through the Volunteers In Police Service program.
It is the mission of the Volunteers In Police Service (VIPS) to assist the Tulsa Police Department in any way that would enable sworn officers to fulfill their assigned duties in service to the community.
Volunteers must be 18 years of age, be able to perform at least 4 hours of volunteer service per week, and pass a background check.
VIPS serve in various areas throughout the police department, performing a variety of tasks. These include the pawn detail in our Burglary unit, assisting with administrative duties in Payroll, Records, other Detective units, and Auto Theft. Two signature volunteer initiatives are our “Spanish Speaking Ride Along Program” and the Homicide Unit’s “VIPS Gray Squad.”
Since the inception of the program, VIPS participants have generously donated over 198,000 hours to the program.
Date established: March 1986
Number of volunteers: 85
Last updated: 7/16/2010
Spanish Speaking Ride Along Program; Gray Squad
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