The Lebanon Police Department has a program for Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS). The VIPS Program originated from the USA Freedom Corps (USAFC), which was established by former U.S. President George W. Bush following the events of September 11, 2001. Since its development, VIPS is managed by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) in partnership with the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, and U.S. Department of Justice.
Thousands of law enforcement agencies across the country utilize this volunteer program not only to offer additional support to their employees, but to also provide the opportunity for citizens who wish to volunteer their time and skills to help their community.
Under the direction of Lieutenant Michael Wright, volunteers in our program will help increase police responsiveness, service delivery, and information input, and provide new program opportunities. Volunteers will assist sworn and non-sworn staff of the Lebanon Police Department with a variety of tasks, such as community services activities, clerical duties, homeless outreach and response, traffic control, animal control, vacant house checks, fingerprints, and other duties as assigned.
Volunteers will be required to complete the VIPS Program application form, pass a criminal background check, be at least 21 years of age, and complete required training.
For further information about the VIPS Program, please visit the IACP website or contact Lieutenant Michael Wright.