Volunteers in Police Service Program - VIPS

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The Volunteers In Police Service is a community outreach program for the Grandview Police Department based on a very successful national model. We are actively seeking members of the community who have the time and talents to contribute to the overall success of both the department and the community.

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Volunteers will supplement our current personnel, working hand-in-hand with officers and support staff, on a daily basis.

There are many different areas and opportunities for volunteers to lend a helping hand. By becoming a VIPS, you too can help reduce crime and create a better quality of life for our friends, families and citizens. Now more than ever, municipal and state governments across the country are faced with the problem of having to do more with fewer resources. You are the solution to that problem!

This interaction with police personnel will also further our initiative of greater community involvement and will promote a higher degree of transparency for the agency.

To learn more, or to get involved, contact Captain Ryan Sharp by phone at (816) 316-4904 or by email at  rsharp@grandview.org.

Application forms can also be downloaded here. Interested applicants are asked to print and complete the application, and bring it in person to the Police Department at 1200, Main Street.

If you would like to visit the national VIPS website, you can click here.

Charles Iseman
Chief of Police

What is the Volunteers in Police Service Program?
The volunteers in Police Service (VIPS) Program is a program  for citizens in the community who wish to volunteer their time and skills within a law enforcement agency.

 What are the benefits from volunteering?
- Help the Grandview Police Department reduce crime and enhance community safety
- Gain personal satisfaction and sense of pride that comes from doing something worthwhile for     your community
- Meet new people, make new friends and get to know your local community
- Use your existing knowledge to help others and gain valuable new skills
- Gain valuable work experience and improve your employment prospects

What types of volunteer opportunities are available at the Grandview Police Department?
There are many opportunities available for the community to become involved with our department. The following are a current list of ways you can help:

  • Record-Clerical
  • Investigations-Clerical
  • Fleet Maintenance 
  • Facilities Maintenance
  • Community Outreach/Recruiting
  • Traffic/Control/Special Events
  • Citizen Patrol/Crime Watch 

What are the requirements?
Any person over the age of 18 who does not have a criminal history is eligible.

Simply fill out the VIPS Application Form, turn it into the front counter of the Grandview Police Department. Applications will also be available at the police department for those who do not have a printer available.

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Further questions can be directed to Captain Ryan Sharp through email or by phone at (816) 316-4904.