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Volunteers in Public Safety are highly engaged and well trained community members who provide valuable police support services to the Lynnwood Police Department. Come join a fun team of volunteers who contribute meaningfully to a growing community every day!
Here's how you can join us:
We will contact you to schedule a ride along with an existing volunteer shift. Upon completion of the ride along, we will provide you with a take home Personal History Packet.
Once you have completed your ride along shift, we will contact you shortly to schedule a brief interview with our volunteer and staff.
Upon completion of an interview, ride along and personal history packet, we will begin our background check process, e.g. Finger print, criminal and driving record check.
Once our staff reviewed your complete application and personal history packet, we will contact you within two weeks with our decision.
Use the Apply Now button below to print out an application. Once you completed the application, you may drop it off at the front desk of the Lynnwood Police Department.
Working in teams the VIPS are provided hands on training. Other important training is offered during the VIPS monthly group meetings. VIPS are encouraged to attend the LPD 13-week Community Academy Program held annually each January to round out their law enforcement orientation.
VIPS work generally during the daytime. They conduct perimeter safety checks of residents living in the city limits of Lynnwood who are away. If the VIPS ovserve any suspicious activity the VIPS notify patrol officers. You can sign up for the vacation house check program by clicking here
VIPS also help with a variety of duties in the office such as volunteer program tasks, victim notification letters, Memory Impaired Assistance program, False Alarms Enforcement and special projects.