Volunteers In Public Safety

Police Department
265 North 200 East

Thank you for your interest in the Volunteers In Public Safety unit of the St George, Utah, Police Department. Below is a brief overview of the requirements for membership, and the activities of the VIPS unit. 

Minimum requirements: 

  • Be a U.S. Citizen
  • Minimum 21 years of age.
  • Possess a valid Utah driver’s license
  • No felony convictions, nor misdemeanor convictions within the past five years.
  • Pass a drug screen test
  • Pass a background check
  • Pass an oral interview.

There are three kinds of volunteer areas within the VIPS unit: Office, Patrol, and Animal Control. A brief description of each follows. 

Office: Under direction of the VIPS supervisor, wear the uniform and perform fingerprinting services to the general public. Other service may include VIN inspections, “fix it” ticket follow up, and clerical work. Non uniform volunteers will perform computer date entry, filing, and other such duties as assigned by the Supervisor. 

Patrol: Volunteers who function in the patrol division receive specialized training in civil enforcement such as Handicap Parking regulations, city parking ordinances, subpoena delivery, nuisance referrals to Code Enforcement, investigation of “non reportable “ accidents, school crossing guard substitution, traffic control, and other tasks as assigned. 

Animal Control: These volunteers work with Animal Control officers, performing office duties as assigned, meeting the public, communicating with officers in the field, and, to some extent work with animals. 

To begin your volunteer service, please fill in the attached application form. A background check will be performed, and, if satisfactory, you will be contacted for an oral interview. Submit the completed form to the front office personnel at the Police Station, 200 East 265 North. Thank you.