top of page



Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Bedford Police Department.


The duties and responsibilities of VIPS are continually evolving as the needs of the department change.


Individuals can not be part of the VIPS Program unless a criminal background check is completed.  We make all attempts to match the skills and backgrounds of volunteers with the tasks to be accomplished. 


What are some qualifications to become a VIPS?
Be at least 18 years of age (no maximum age limit for continuing service in the program)
In good physical and mental health
Able to pass a comprehensive police background check which includes credit and police checks as well as references
Able to pass an interview with police supervisors
Not currently employed as a law enforcement officer (federal, state, or military) due to possible conflict of interest
Complete a VIPS application form
Submit a one to two page resume detailing your education, skills, and employment history

What are some of the VIPS opportunities?
General office duties
Computer activities
General maintenance of police vehicles
Crime Prevention activities, to include National Night Out, newsletters, and other similar projects

What hours and how many hours during the week will I have to volunteer?
Most assignments are daytime hours during the work week
Occasionally there may be assignments that can be completed at night or on weekends, but these are extremely rare
At least 8 hours a month have to be worked
If you work more could be qualified for Police Volunteer Service Award

What resources will the BPD provide for me?
Polo Shirts
Training on duties assigned

Who do I contact for more information?
Please contact Kendall Herndon at 540-587-6014 for more questions and concerns

bottom of page