VIPS is a program designed for citizens who have a desire to volunteer their time to the Sachse Police Department by working in various areas of the department.
Qualifications to join VIPS
- Must be a U.S. citizen
- At least 21 years of age
- Good moral character
- Clean criminal background
- Resident or employed at a business within the Sachse city limits
- Have a desire to contribute to the safety of the community
Volunteers will be able to assist in many areas of the police department including field services, investigations, communications, records, administration, and animal control. All work is volunteer and no monetary benefit is provided.
All new volunteers will attend a 4-hour orientation session, and volunteers will receive specific training in the area of the department in which they wish to work.
Volunteers wishing to work in field services will complete a minimum of 20 hours in the ride-along program with a police officer.
Volunteers must commit to at least eight hours a month or 24 hours per floating quarter to the program. Volunteers are required to keep and maintain a written time card.