Volunteers in Police Service or VIPS is part of the Crime Prevention Unit of the Blue Springs Police Department. Under the supervision of Sergeant Brandon Claxton, 50 volunteers are on the job in various duty assignments throughout the department.
Volunteers have regular training sessions, and perform duties in order to help free up time for officers to handle rigorous, demanding schedules that often change at a moments notice.
You Too Can Be a VIPS!
There are many opportunities for additional volunteers to help with detention, transporting vehicles, clerical duties, and community events. By becoming a VIPS, you too can help keep our city safe, while lending a much needed hand.
Each year our faithful VIPS work approxmiately 5,000 hours assisting the police department so that officers can remain in service to handle calls from citizens. Other tasks that the VPS aid in include: National Night Out Against Crime, building tours, assist with the Citizens Police Academy, DARE Mustang presentations, vehicle/equipment relays, working the information desk at police department, assist in dispatch, and lots of other duties when asked.
Law enforcement works day and night and never takes a day off. So, if you have some free time, there is an opportunity for you to take an active part in helping keep our city safe, while lending a much needed hand to the men and women of our police department.
To learn more, or to get involved, contact Sergeant Brandon Claxton by phone at (816) 228-0178 or by email.
If you would like to visit the the national VIPS website, click here.