Volunteers in Police Service
Who are we? The NRH Volunteers in Police Service are a team of trained citizen volunteers who assist Police with non-enforcement duties that allow Officers to focus on crime reduction. Volunteers can be an important part of any organization and are proven to be a valuable asset to law enforcement agencies. Volunteers help to increase police responsiveness, service delivery, and information input, and they provide new program opportunities. In addition, volunteers can bring new skills and expertise to the job and prompt new enthusiasm.
Police Volunteers receive training in many areas, including Crime Prevention, CPR and First Aid, Driver Awareness and Patrol Procedures. Volunteers are provided with an orientation program to acquaint them with the department, personnel, policies, and procedures that will have a direct impact on their work assignment. Volunteers do not take enforcement action, carry weapons, or make arrests.
Why become a Police Volunteer?
Volunteers participating in the VIPS program will be required to be a North Richland Hills Police Citizens Police Academy graduate and successfully pass a background check. Additional requirements for the VIP Program consist of possessing a valid driver's license, being 18 years of age, in good physical health, and the desire to contribute a minimum of 16 hours per-month to the program.
How do I apply?
If you are interested in becoming a V.I.P. and you meet the program qualifications, please contact the North Richland Hills Police Department at 817-427-7000.