The Erie Police Department volunteer program, Volunteers in Police Services (VIPS), enhances customer service and community outreach and helps improve the quality of life in Erie by enhancing rapport, bringing innovation and advocacy, and providing opportunities for residents to participate and learn about the police department and local government.

Annually, The Erie Police Department Volunteers in Police Services program averages 1,640 hours of service, representing a salary savings of $49,357 (based on a national hourly volunteer rate of $29.95).


  • Assist with administrative tasks.
  • Assist Patrol Officers during large Town events and sports games.
  • Ride along with the officers.
  • Assist in the Community Police Academy, National Night Out, and more.
  • Be actively involved with a Neighborhood Watch Program.
  • Serve as a community member or facilitator in the Restorative Justice Program. Apply Apply to be a Restorative Justice facilitator.
  • Serve as a Volunteer Victim Advocate. Apply Apply to be a Victim Advocate.


Applicants must reside in the Town of Erie.


Complete the Volunteer In Police Services Application, below. If you would like a paper application please email Victim Services, or call 303-926-2800.

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