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Training

The Volunteers in Police Service constantly receive training and updates on their positions within the department. As a requirement for being a member of the VIPS program, you must complete the citizen's academy within one year of joining the program. You may click on the Citizens Academy link below to get more information on attending the Citzens Academy.

The following topics are covered in our core training for the VIPS::

  • Code of Conduct
  • Operational Guidelines
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Radio Communications
  • Conducting Vacation Checks
  • Police Vehicle Operation and Emergency Response
  • Traffic Control
  • Patrol Techniques and Procedures
  • Motorist Assist / Vehicle Unlocks
  • Using OC Spray
  • Defensive Driving Basics
  • CPR
  • Child Identification Program
  • Parks Patrol
  • Administration Basics
  • Graffiti Patrol
  • Crowd Management
  • Critical Incident Response
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Suicide Awareness
  • Understanding Mental Illnesses
  • Dealing with Intoxicated Individuals
  • Ethics in Law Enforcement
  • Basic First Aid
  • Bloodborne Pathogens and other Hazardous Materials
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