Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS)

The Redmond Police Department recruits volunteers who are willing to get involved and make a difference in their community. Volunteers fill critical gaps in program support and contribute to positive communication between the Redmond community and the Redmond Police Department. Applicants are assigned based on their abilities and which positions require the greatest need as defined by the department.

Volunteer assignments include:

Parking Enforcement
Crime Prevention Watch Programs
Special events and Projects
Citizen's Patrol Division
Police Administration
Other special assignments as defined by the department

Volunteer Selection

The Redmond Police Volunteer Program was designated as a VIPS (Volunteers in Police Service) Program in 2003. Because a law enforcement agency deals with highly sensitive and confidential information and is held to the highest standards of trust and accountability by the public, we take great care before accepting any candidate to work here, including volunteers. Our complete application and screening process takes several weeks and includes a series of interviews, reference checks, an extensive background investigation, and polygraph test. Please review our minimum requirements before submitting your application.

To learn more about the current volunteer opportunities in the Redmond Police Department Volunteer Program and the application process, contact the Redmond Police Volunteer Program Coordinator at 425-556-2632 or ndrogers@redmond.gov.

Support VIPS

Redmond Citizen Corps Council is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. You can help support VIPS through a secure donation with PayPal or a credit or debit card. Thank you!

Volunteers in Action

VIPS in action
VIPS in action