The Erie Police Department volunteer program, Volunteers in Police Services (VIPS), enhances customer service and community outreach and helps improve the quality of life in Erie by enhancing rapport, bringing innovation and advocacy, and providing opportunities for residents to participate and learn about the police department and local government.
Annually, The Erie Police Department Volunteers in Police Services program averages 1,640 hours of service, representing a salary savings of $49,357 (based on a national hourly volunteer rate of $29.95).
Assist with administrative tasks.
Assist Patrol Officers during large Town events and sports games.
Ride along with the officers.
Assist in the Community Police Academy, National Night Out, and more.
Be actively involved with a Neighborhood Watch Program.