Press Enter to show all options, press Tab go to next option

Volunteers In Police Service (VIPS) 

The Gilbert Police Department provides the opportunity for citizens to volunteer within four specific units of the police department, Citizens on Patrol, Crisis Support Unit, Crime Prevention, and Chaplain. The mission of the Gilbert Police Department Volunteers In Police Service is to support department personnel in providing police service and to promote community partnership.

Volunteers Team Photo 2017


Volunteer Opportunities

The Police Department is currently accepting volunteer applications for the Gilbert Citizens on Patrol, Crisis Support Unit, Crime Prevention, and Chaplain.

Gilbert Citizens on Patrol
Volunteers patrol specific neighborhoods, issue parking citations, provide motorist assist, patrol special events and are available for call-out to major incidents. Gilbert Citizens on Patrol volunteers also assist officers at traffic accidents providing help as needed, and respond to low-priority calls. Extensive training provided. Must be at least 21 years old.

Crisis Support Unit
Volunteers provide support on-scene to victims of traumatic events or crime, at the request of the police or fire department. Types of support include: crisis intervention, grief support, referral to resources, and child care. Must be at least 21 years of age.

Crime Prevention
Volunteers attend community events and provide safety information and resources to residents.  Events include safety fairs, school and church functions, emergency preparedness, etc.  Must be at least 18 years of age.

Volunteers support department personnel, and assist in the community as needed.

Volunteers Qualifications:

  • Valid Birth Certificate. 
  • High school diploma or G.E.D.
  • Valid driver's license or state ID.
  • Successfully pass an extensive interview, background investigation, polygraph examination and drug-screen.
  • Successfully complete orientation training.

If you would like more information, please contact Volunteer Coordinator Sherry Nielsen at (480) 635-7711.

Download the Volunteer Application Packet.

Note: We are not accepting applications from individuals currently seeking employment with a law enforcement agency, or individuals that will be seeking employment with a law enforcement agency within the next year.

Upcoming Events:

Volunteer Recruiting - October 14, 2017 at 9:00 AM at the Gilbert Police Department