The Volunteers in Policing (VIP) program was formed in 1998 by then Lieutenant William Griffith. The VIPs were formed to assist the Police Department with the many special activities and community events that were being performed by police officers. With the VIPs assisting or taking over these events it allows officers to perform other duties.
Our VIPs are community spirited, hard working, and diverse group of people. The VIPs have been awarded numerous unit citations for their extensive number of volunteer hours.
The functions they perform include fingerprinting children, crime prevention, community service, security, handicap parking enforcement, crowd control, direct traffic, citizen patrols, and assist with the Citizen Police Academy.
The program is coordinated by Detective William Griffith. For further information you may contact Detective William Griffith at 540-545-7591 or email William.Griffith@winchesterva.gov.