WHAT IS THE VOLUNTEERS IN POLICE SERVICE PROGRAM?
The Volunteers in Police Service (ViPS) program falls under the umbrella of the Village of Rochester’s Citizen Corps Program. This program is comprised of citizen volunteers who assist the police department during special events and in times of need.
The Rochester Police Department regularly utilizes these volunteers during such events as parades and the Village’s Sparks in the Park Celebration. During these events, volunteers assist the police department with the closure of roads, parking cars, directing traffic, and other non-emergency-type functions that are essential to public safety.
Who are we looking for?
We are looking for volunteers, age 14 and older, who are interested in volunteering their time and giving back to their community. Individuals wishing to participate in this program must be of the highest caliber, demonstrate sound judgment and consent to a background check; these individuals become representatives of the Village of Rochester and the Rochester Police Department.
How can I join?
If you are interested in joining the ViPS program, complete the ViPS application.