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In the aftermath of September 11, 2001, Citizen Corps was created to help coordinate volunteer activities to make communities safer, stronger, and better prepared to respond to any emergency situation.  Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS) is a Citizen Corps partner program in place in many communities around America, with the goal of assisting law enforcement officers in preventing crime and responding to emergencies.

VIPS Mission:  Enhance public safety through citizen involvement in Wahkiakum County

VIPS Goals:     Promote emergency preparedness; promote crime prevention; and assist the Sheriff's Office as needed in other tasks.

Current Activities:  Assist communities in developing Neighborhood Watch Programs; assist in local emergencies; assist with crowd control during large events; provide parking patrol in downtown Cathlamet; sponsor annual NNO events; promote community education on chrime prevention and emergency  preparedness; and provide the Sheriff's Office with extra sets of eyes and ears in the community.

Join VIPS: If you are interested in becoming a VIPS member please contact Beau Renfro at (360) 795-3242, (360) 465-2202 or renfrob@co.wahkiakum.wa.us.  You may also download an application from our “Forms” area.

VIPS  brochure: Click here to view the VIPS brochure.

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