V.I.P.S. - Volunteers In Police Service

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V.I.P.S. is a volunteer citizen service operated by the Draper City Police Department. V.I.P.S. are highly-trained individuals who act as an extra set of eyes and ears for the Police Department performing Mobile Neighborhood Watch duties. They report suspicious activity and help with community-oriented policing functions such as setting up speed radar trailers and patrols in Corner Canyon. Volunteers are expected to work eight hours a month.

After training, volunteers may be assigned to conduct mobile Neighborhood Watch patrols in a designated V.I.P.S. vehicle, bicycle, or on foot. Volunteers will work in teams of two, and do not perform law enforcement duties.

How to Get Involved with V.I.P.S.

  • Complete an application online
  • Pass the criminal background, drivers’ history check, and a drug test
  • Participate in an interview with the Crime Prevention Specialist and Patrol Lieutenant
  • Interview with the Chief of Police

Essential Duties

  • Observe and report crimes or suspicious activities to officers while on patrol shifts
  • Attend meetings and training
  • Deter and prevent crime
  • Provide observations for businesses and citizens
  • Patrol City neighborhoods, parks, business districts, parking lots, trail heads, etc.


  • 21-years of age
  • Draper resident
  • Good driving record
  • Good moral character with no criminal convictions

Questions? Please contact us at police@draperutah.gov and submit the online application if interested in joining the V.I.P.S. team.