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NCJ Number: 219301 Find in a Library
Title: Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS) Program: Activities and Milestones
Corporate Author: International Assoc of Chiefs of Police
United States of America

Bureau of Justice Assistance
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: August 2008
Page Count: 40
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
Washington, DC 20531
Bureau of Justice Assistance Clearinghouse
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
International Assoc of Chiefs of Police
Alexandria, VA 22314
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Bureau of Justice Assistance Clearinghouse
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United States of America
Document: PDF|PDF
Type: Program/Project Description
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents an overview and highlights of accomplishments and activities of the Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS) program from 2002 to 2008.
Abstract: Volunteer in Police Service (VIPS) is one of five Citizen Corps partner programs managed by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) in partnership with the White House Office of the USA Freedom Corps and the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance. The VIPS Program provides support and resources for agencies interested in developing or enhancing a volunteer program and for citizens who want to volunteer their time and skills with a community law enforcement agency. The program has several objectives; however, their main goal is to enhance the capacity of State and local law enforcement to utilize volunteers. The VIPS Program offers several resources, which are highlighted in this report, such as searchable directory summarizing volunteer opportunities available in law enforcement agencies across the country, three training course for volunteer managers, a mentor program that pairs law enforcement volunteer managers in need of support with experienced practitioners, educational videos, and a moderated online discussion group for law enforcement volunteer programs leaders to share information and ideas. The report concludes with highlights for each individual year represented, 2002 through 2008, providing information on number of programs, volunteers, Web site hits, events, presentations, site visits, and exhibits by month.
Main Term(s): Volunteer programs
Index Term(s): Police department volunteers; Police effectiveness; Police volunteer training; Policing innovation; Volunteers
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