The VIPS volunteers are actively involved in assistance for traffic directions at natural and man-made disasters, large public gatherings (such as Notre Dame University football games), assistance for visitors at the National College Football Hall of Fame Facility, and checking on welfare and food delivery to homebound elderly in conjunction with the TRIAD program.
Monthly training meetings have certified volunteers with Water/River Rescue techniques and throw bag/floatation vests, issued equipment, CPR, traffic direction, and Haz Mat scene control.
VIPS Volunteers also regularly patrol in two person teams in specially marked vehicles, and serve as extra sets of "eyes and ears" to officers on patrol, as well as being utilized as a presence for traffic control at specialty events such as Sunburst Marathon, ND Football, Parades, and other events!
On-going training is also held each month as part of VIPS training and planning meetings,.
Date Established: March 2003
To date we have over 125 volunteers! Get involved and make a difference in your community by assisting the SBPD!
Lt. Richard Powers
VIPS Unit Commander
Phone: 574 235-9402