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.
VIPs provide free children’s fingerprinting, participate in crime prevention initiatives, perform community service projects, provide security, conduct handicap parking enforcement, assist with crowd control and directing traffic, conduct citizen patrols, and assist with the Citizen Police Academy.
Our VIPs are a community-spirited, hard working, and diverse group of people. The VIPs have been awarded numerous unit citations for their extensive number of volunteer hours. Interested in joining our volunteer team? View our VIP brochure 12-7-17
Donations of these items will be greatly appreciated:
- Dry and wet dog/cat/puppy/kitten food
- Kitty litter
- Cat donut beds
- Cat/dog toys
- Nyla bones
- Dawn dish soap
- Fabuloso cleaner
- Laundry detergent
- Paper towels
- Gift cards
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.