Volunteers In Policing (VIP)

Volunteers In Policing (VIP) are one of Largo Police Department's greatest resources. VIPs are courteous observers that watch over our community. Whether supporting patrol officers, directing traffic or performing other duties, a VIP is truly very important. When you volunteer, you will have the opportunity to learn more about law enforcement while helping the community. You will make new friends, experience the feeling of making a difference, and have fun! For questions or more details, contact Sergeant Amanda Misner at 727-587-6730 Ext. 7472

Training

VIP training is mandatory for all those who want to participate in a patrol position. The training consists of:

  • Classroom instruction
  • Field training with a seasoned VIP

All areas of training are thoroughly covered until the volunteers are confident in their assignment.


Qualifications

To be a VIP you must:

  • Be courteous and professional
  • Be a team player
  • Be physically able to perform duties
  • Pass a criminal background check
  • Be 21 years of age or older

Volunteer Opportunities Available
Patrol Positions
  • Issue parking violations
  • Document parking lot crashes
  • Traffic control for crashes & disabled vehicles
  • Patrol neighborhoods, shopping centers, schools, outreach centers & parks
  • Vacation home watch
  • Radar speed watch
  • Secure found property
  • Package and person transport
  • Assist with special event traffic safety
  • Report repairs/replacements to road signs, roads and power lines
Support Positions
  • Clerical support in Records Division
  • Assist with Police vehicle maintenance
  • Assist Investigations Division
  • Give tours of Largo Police Department
  • Fingerprint children at special events

 

Population Size

4th

Largest City in Tampa Bay

Acres of Park Land

4.5K

Largo Businesses