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.
Enhance public safety through citizen involvement in Wahkiakum County.
Promote emergency preparedness; promote crime prevention; and assist the Sheriff's Office as needed in other tasks.
Assist in local emergencies
Assist with crowd control during large events
Promote community education on crime prevention and emergency preparedness
Provide parking patrol in downtown Cathlamet
Provide the Sheriff's Office with extra sets of eyes and ears in the community
Sponsor annual NNO events
Assist communities in developing Neighborhood Watch Programs
If you are interested in becoming a VIPS member please contact Beau Renfro at 360-795-3242, 360-465-2202 or via email. You may also download an Application (PDF) or review our Brochure (PDF).