UW Police

Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS)

The University Police Department is looking for qualified individuals to join our Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS) program.

What Do Volunteers Do?

Volunteers support sworn and civilian personnel by performing duties within their area of expertise. These duties could include:

  • Photography
  • Graphic design
  • Word processing and data entry
  • Internet research
  • Neighborhood watch
  • Language translation
  • Customer service
  • Special event support
  • Computer programming
  • Or other special skills you may have!

Who Can Volunteer?

Minimum qualifications for volunteers:

  • At least 16 years of age
  • A valid Washington State driver’s license
  • A good driving record
  • Successfully pass a background investigation
  • High level of enthusiasm, dedication and professionalism when performing duties

What Your Service Means to Us

Volunteers enhance public safety and help us maximize our resources. Volunteers also help us create valuable ties to our community. We are excited to extend this opportunity to those who wish to serve their community as part of a nationally accredited police agency. Thank you for considering us as your next place to volunteer!

If you are interested or know someone who might be interested, please take a look at our VIPS brochure or fill out an VIPS Application. You may also e-mail us at uwpolice@uw.edu with any questions about the program. We look forward to hearing from you.