VOLUNTEERING IN HALLANDALE BEACH
Volunteers In Police Service
The Hallandale Beach Police Department's VIPS program consists of four separate programs implemented to provide a cost effective resource of additional manpower for the Police Department and to provide citizens an opportunity to utilize their abilities and skills for the betterment of the community through volunteer work.
Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older, submit a written application, be willing to submit to a background check and criminal history, have no criminal record, be in reasonably good health with their own health insurance, have a valid Florida drivers license, and be willing to sign a hold-harmless agreement. The four programs are:
Volunteers for Administrative Assignments (VAA)
allows citizens to provide part-time assistance to full-time police personnel with case closures, computer entry of parking tickets, help in reception area providing information to the public, records destruction, and other such general duties.
Citizens Observer Patrol Program (COPP)
allows citizens to take an active part in crime prevention in their own neighborhoods by becoming the eyes and ears of the Police Department. Volunteers are trained to recognize and report suspicious persons and activities.
Parking Enforcement Specialists (PES)
Certified volunteers educate the general public and enforce parking codes within the City of Hallandale Beach. Volunteers are trained to enforce the applicable codes, use the necessary observational skills, and use the Police Radio.
Traffic Monitoring Team (TMT)
Volunteers are trained to educate the general public about compliance with posted speed limits within the City of Hallandale Beach. Volunteers are also trained to set up and take down the SMART traffic radar units.
If you would like to volunteer or obtain additional information, please contact the Volunteer Program Coordinator at 954-457-1400. To apply, complete the Volunteer Application Form and submit.