Volunteers in Patrol (VIP)
Volunteers in Patrol has been proven to reduce crime by having citizens patrol our streets and alleyways in a marked vehicle with an amber patrol light. Patrols may also walk, bicycle or motorcycle. They report any suspicious or criminal activity to the police by calling 911. Crime statistics show that criminals avoid areas with active patrols.
We need you in Eastwood VIP! Under the excellent leadership of Darrell Wood, it has won awards and been a mentor to other VIP groups. For details on Eastwood VIP, contact the current coordinator.
Prior to participating in the program, you must successfully complete the training class provided by the Dallas Police Department. All potential volunteers must complete an application, sign a waiver of liability and confidentiality agreement, and pass a criminal background check conducted by the DPD’s Neighborhood Patrol Officers Unit.
For more information on VIP and other Dallas Police volunteer programs, visit their web page.
Requirements to be a Dallas Police volunteer: