Volunteer Programs: Enhancing Public Safety by Leveraging Resources
This resource guide has been developed for chiefs, sheriffs, and other executives interested in establishing or enhancing a law enforcement volunteer program.
Concepts and Issues Paper
This paper provides background material and supporting documentation of the developmental philosophy and implementation requirements for the model policy on volunteers.
VIPS in Focus Series
This publication series will address specific elements and issues related to law enforcement volunteer programs. The series builds upon information contained in the VIPS resource guide. Checking this box will sign you up for e-mail notification of when a new issue of VIPS in Focus has been released and posted on the Web site.
Volunteers in Police Service Add Value While Budgets Decrease
This publication recognizes the current state of law enforcement budgets and provides suggestions on ways to integrate volunteers to allow sworn and civilian staff to focus on more pressing law enforcement matters. Also includes program profiles that offer innovative ideas and activities in law enforcement volunteer programs.
Missing Persons: Volunteers Supporting Law Enforcement
This publication discusses the use of affiliated and spontaneous volunteers in missing person investigations, how to deal with the media, types of missing persons cases, technology available, partner organizations, and individual agency experiences with missing persons.
Managing Sex Offenders: Citizens Supporting Law Enforcement
This guide, developed by the Citizen Involvement in Sex Offender Management project at the IACP, offers examples of how law enforcement agencies are using citizens to enhance and support their sex offender management efforts.
VIPS Info is an electronic newsletter that provides news and events about the Volunteers in Police Service Program and law enforcement volunteer activities across the country.
VIPS in the News
VIPS in the News features news stories highlighting local Volunteers in Police Service programs across the country through their local media and featured on the VIPS Web site.