The implementation of the Riviera Beach Police Department "Volunteers in Police Service" has proven to be a valuable tool, greatly appreciated by the City of Riviera Beach and its residents. The Riviera Beach Police Department draws on the time, talents and experience of volunteers to allow officers to better perform their frontline duties. We attempt to match volunteers to jobs according to their strengths and abilities.
Volunteers need no prior experience. Each division handles its own specialized volunteer training. Performance of duties can lead to increasingly responsible positions. Volunteers usually work in a single division but can assist other divisions as needed. Schedules are flexible. Work continues in all divisions throughout the year.
Generally, there are no physical requirements for volunteer work; volunteers with physical limitations are welcome. We value our volunteers' diversity of skills, abilities, education, and life experiences which they nobly donate to our community.
The most effective law enforcement efforts are collaborative partnerships between police and community members. Our volunteers perform a wide variety of duties throughout the department, enabling our paid personnel to concentrate on specialized tasks and better manage their workflow. Some of our programs are volunteer-driven and would not exist without them! We provide our volunteers with on-the-job training, enabling them to achieve their peak performance in service to the City of Riviera Beach.
The VIPS Program was established in 2002 by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) in partnership with the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), Office of Justice Programs, U. S. Department of Justice. The VIPS Program provides support and resources for agencies interested in developing or enhancing a volunteer program and for citizens who wish to volunteer their time and skills with a community law enforcement agency. The program’s ultimate goal is to enhance the capacity of state, local, tribal, and campus law enforcement agencies to utilize volunteers through the provision of no-cost resources and assistance. The program’s website, www.policevolunteers.org, serves as a gateway of information for law enforcement agencies and citizens interested in law enforcement volunteer programs.
To apply, download the below application. We hope to hear from you soon!