View Mobile Site

Ripon Volunteers In Police Service (VIPS) looking for citizen applicants

Text Size: Small Large Medium
Ripon Volunteers In Police Service (VIPS) looking for citizen applicants

VIPS President Rich Searcy directing traffic during a recent road closure.

Photo courtesy Ripon Police Department/

POSTED October 30, 2012 10:57 p.m.

RIPON - The Volunteers In Police Services or VIPS as they are commonly known, are citizens over the age of 18, who donate their time to assist the Ripon Police Department in a variety of areas. These generous citizens enhance the Department’s ability to serve the community and are a vital part of the department.

VIPS members receive training in many areas so that they may serve the community in a professional and effective manner. Some of these areas include:

• Radio Skills

• Traffic Control

• Crime Scene Containment

• Vacation Checks

• Driver Awareness

• Courtroom Testimony

• Ethics

• Welfare Checks


• First Aide

• Fingerprinting

• Clerical Support

All applicants must submit a completed application, pass an oral review board, and complete a background check. Applications may be obtained at the Ripon Police Department. Applications are accepted on a continuous basis. Contact VIPS President Rich Searcy at 209-599-0266 for further information.

Commenting is not available.

Commenting not available.

Please wait ...