Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS)

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VIPS Program

The Volunteers in Police Service program (VIPS) is an opportunity to actively participate with your police department in making the City of Fairfax a safe place in which to live and work.

Volunteers in Police Service offer their talents, skills and abilities to support the police services we provide to the community. We attempt to match prospective VIPS talents with identified needs in the police department. If selected, VIPS undergo a brief background investigation prior to acceptance into the program. A brief period of on the job training will provide familiarization with the police department, police services and the basic rules and regulations of the organization. VIPS have no police powers or uniforms.

What Duties Can Volunteers Perform?

There are a myriad of volunteer opportunities to assist with services in the following areas:

  • Bilingual Services 
  • Clerical / Office Support
  • Computer Technologies
  • Photography
  • Citizen Services
  • Communications 
  • Data Entry
  • Brochure Design
  • Crime Prevention

You also may have a skill that would be useful in another area, and we encourage you to contact us. 

volunteerTo be eligible, VIPS candidates must meet the following basic criteria: 

  • Be at least 21 years of age 
  • Be in good physical health 
  • Pass an initial and follow-up police background checks 
  • Must be a United States citizen 
  • Must maintain a satisfactory driving record;

How Do I Volunteer?

Download the Volunteers In Police Service (VIPS) Application and submit to the address below:

City of Fairfax Police Department
VIPS Coordinator
3730 Old Lee Highway
Fairfax, VA 22030

Call 703.273.2889 or email for additional information.

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