Volunteers in Policing (VIPs)

Welcome to the Elizabeth Police Department's Volunteers in Policing (V.I.P.s) page!

The Elizabeth Police Department's VIP program was established in 2020, to help promote safety and exemplify our core values of community policing and engagement. The program was designed to allow non-sworn volunteers to give back to their community by assisting the Elizabeth Police Department in various aspects. This not only takes some of the burdens off of the patrol team but also allows another opportunity for the community to connect with the police department. VIP's perform several duties both inside and outside the police department.

Inside the Department:

  • Assisting the Records and Office Manager.
  • Helping teach the Student Academy.
  • Supporting the Administrative and Command Staff.


Outside the Police Department:

  • House watches.
  • Visibility patrol.
    • On foot and in a specially marked EPD vehicle.
  • Special events.
  • Traffic control.
  • Supporting the Patrol Division on certain calls for service.


Requirements to become a VIP:

  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Be willing to submit to a comprehensive background investigation
    • Clean criminal history.
    • Clean driving record.
  • Volunteer a minimum of ten (10) hours a month.

If you are interested in becoming a V.I.P. please contact Sergeant Sean Bigler at 303-646-4664 x571!