The mission of the Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS) is to serve the citizen’s of Topeka as a volunteer support service to the Topeka Police Department, enhancing their effectiveness of community policing through the provision of administrative, patrol, and support services when requested or required by the department.
To provide administrative support services when requested, including but not limited to:
To provide community patrol services when requested, including but not limited to:
Prospective candidates for a volunteer position must show capability and a cooperative effort with volunteers, TPD staff, and employees while working in a supporting role. Intentional omissions or failure to provide accurate, truthful information on applications will be grounds for disapproval for selection.
To join the TPD VIPS, you first need to complete the Topeka Police Department Citizens Academy.
For more information please contact Volunteer Coordinator Maria Anderson at 785-368-9237, or by email.