Bear Valley Community Services District

Get Involved!

There are many ways to be involved in your local community

Some of our local VIPS

What is Volunteers in Police Service?

Volunteers in Police Service is a locally-driven Citizen Corps program that allows community members to offer their time and talents to their local law enforcement agency. Volunteers in Police Service serves as a gateway to information for and about law enforcement volunteer programs and meets a volunteer's desire to serve as well as an agency's need for support.

Volunteers can be an important part of any organization and are proven to be a valuable asset to law enforcement agencies. Many volunteer with their law enforcement to fulfill civic responsibility and to give back to officers that provide for their safety. Volunteering in law enforcement benefits the agency, the volunteer, and the community.

What is the VIPS' relationship to community policing?

The Volunteers in Police Service program is a logical outgrowth of the growing trend of community policing initiatives nationwide. Community- or problem-oriented policing programs have built strong bridges between law enforcement agencies and the citizens they serve. A logical expansion of this collaboration is to allow citizens to engage with their local law enforcement agencies to work together even more closely, and enhance policing services.

Our local VIPS assist with the "Challenge the Bear" cycling event

What are some of the duties may be asked to do?

  • Fingerprinting
  • Check on abandoned vehicles
  • Home safety checks for vacationing owners
  • Assisting with special events
  • Compiling crime statistics in the community
  • Helping with neighborhood watch
  • Assisting with search and rescue
  • Work the front counter at the PD
  • Traffic control
For more information:

Contact Capt. Jay Carlyn at 702-591-6893