Volunteers In Police Service (VIPS)
Internship applications are now being accepted for Spring 2014 placement.
mission of the Mesa Police Department Volunteers In Police Service (VIPS)
program is to support members in providing police service and to promote
Become a part of the Mesa Police Department team bringing
quality public safety services to the citizens of Mesa. We value
our volunteers' diversity of skills, abilities, education, and
life experiences which they nobly donate to our community. The
most effective law enforcement efforts are collaborative
partnerships between police and community members. Our
volunteers perform a wide variety of duties throughout the
department, enabling our paid personnel to concentrate on
specialized tasks and better manage their workflow. Some of our
programs are volunteer-driven and would not exist without them!
We provide our volunteers with on-the-job training, enabling
them to achieve their peak performance in service to the City of
- Must be at least 18 years of age
- Have a valid driver's license or other I.D.
- Criminal history check
- Certified copy of birth certificate
- Certified copy of high school transcripts or G.E.D.
- Selection interview in prospective unit/s
- Drug Screen
Some positions may require:
- Extensive background interview and investigation
- Polygraph Exam
Volunteer Opportunities within the Mesa Police
- See List of Current
- Patrol Support
- Victim Assistance
- Detective Assistant
- DUI Unit
- Disabled Parking Enforcement
- Office Assistant
- Special Events Assistant
- Police Range
- Mobile Traffic Monitor
- License Plate Reader
"Public safety is the domain of both law enforcement and the
community that it serves. This shared responsibility achieves
peak results when police integrate citizen involvement in their
daily operations. The Mesa Police Department is proud to offer
diverse, important volunteer opportunities for community
participation. Our Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS) bring
an array of skills and talents, fresh perspective, and
tremendous commitment to their volunteer roles that continually
demonstrate how vital this partnership between our department
and our citizens truly is. If you desire an exceptional
experience in helping to safeguard the community, please
consider this my personal invitation to you to join our law
enforcement team. Discover the profound reward of standing
shoulder-to-shoulder with the men and women whose mission it is
to protect our community. Be the Source for the Force."
- Experience the joy of helping others
- Learn new skills "on the job"
- Explore career options
- Build your resume
- Discover new interests and aspirations
- Civic pride
- Community involvement
Comments from Current Volunteers
assistance to people at no cost to them."
"...I see that what I do really makes a difference."
"I want my grandchildren to know this is a good place to
"I feel productive and helpful."
Mesa Police Department
Volunteers In Police Service
PO Box 1466
Mesa, AZ 85211