Description & History
The Phoenix Police Department has a long outstanding history of volunteerism. The department implemented its volunteer program in 1983. The C.O.P.S. Volunteer program (VIPS) is a unique and invaluable program and resource to the department. Today, we have over 160 volunteers working in all areas within our department. We also have many University student interns who start their career path within the program. Each year volunteers have contributed anywhere from 25,000 to 30,000 hours of volunteer service to our Police Department.