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VIPS

Volunteers Police Service

Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS) is a national program implemented and managed by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, in partnership with and on behalf of the White House Office of the USA Freedom Corps and the U.S. Department of Justice.

Scarborough VIPS are looking for dedicated men and women to volunteer their time to help make Scarborough a safer place to live and work. The VIPS program is a critical part of the mission of the Scarborough Police Department. VIPS members assist and support officers, in non-hazardous duties, so that the sworn officer is freed up for higher-priority tasks.

Duties

Public Safety
  • Public Safety Patrol
  • Traffic Control
  • Handicapped Parking Enforcement
  • Parking Lot Patrol
  • Business Checks/Patrol
  • Neighborhood /Parks/ Beach Patrol
Community Outreach
  • Bicycle Safety
  • Child Passenger Seat Safety
  • Child ID
  • Check-In Calls to Shut-Ins
  • Maintenance of the Oil Price Hotline (730-4300 then option 5)
Administrative
  • Paperwork/Filing

Mission Statement

The mission of the Scarborough VIPS is to enhance the individual and collective safety, general welfare, and quality of life of all citizens of the Town of Scarborough. This will be completed by providing direct support to the Scarborough Police in any function that can be safely and legally conducted by a civilian volunteer.

Requirements and Selection Procedures

  • Minimum age of 18 years
  • Ability to contribute a minimum of 8 hours per month
  • Successfully complete an interview and background investigation
  • Complete required Orientation and Training
For more info, please call the Volunteer Desk at (207) 730-4244.

Print, fill out and mail an application today!


Public Safety Building
246 U.S. Route 1
Scarborough, ME 04074
Phone: (207) 883-6361
Fax: (207) 730-4250
Emergency: 911