Volunteers in Police Service


The Volunteers in Police Service program, or VIPS, is part of a national Volunteers in Police Service organization. It is the policy of the Springfield Police Department to actively utilize the special skills and general desire to contribute to the community that may be found in civilian volunteers. The primary function of volunteers is to contribute to the overall mission of the Department by augmenting the existing personnel resources. Volunteers, in any capacity, are not sworn officers and have no arrest powers or legal authority.

Read more about the national VIPS organization on their Web site.

Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer must complete a Volunteer Application and successfully pass a thorough background investigation and an oral interview. You will not be denied acceptance due to gender, color, race, religion, creed, or national origin.

Officer  Jon Conklin
Volunteer Coordinator
Springfield Police Department
2620 W. Battlefield
Springfield, Mo 65807
417-864-1351   Office
417-864-1352   Fax