Volunteer Services at the Winters Police Department include the Winters Police Cadet Program, the Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS) program, And the Trauma and Grief Support (TAGS) Program.
Both programs utilize volunteers to assist with a variety of tasks to serve the community including but not limited to:
- School, Park, and Bike trail Patrols
- Community Events and Festivals
- Safety Presentations
- Traffic control and scene management during emergencies
- Senior wellness checks
- Vacation checks
- Clerical/ Office Support
Winters Police Cadet Program
The goals of the Police Cadet program are to expose men and women to the various aspects of police work in order to prepare them for a career in law enforcement. The Police Cadet program also helps to provide quality candidates for all law enforcement.
To learn more about the application process and requirements for the Winters Police Cadet Program please click HERE
Or download our information brochure by clicking the link below
Volunteers in Police Service Program
The Volunteers in Police Service program (VIPS) is a nationally recognized volunteer program created by the International Chiefs of Police and is currently in over 2,700 Police and Sheriff agencies across the Nation.
To learn more about the application process and requirements for the Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS) Program please click HERE
Trauma & Grief Support (TAGS) Program
The Winters Police Department, along with the Winters Fire Department, has established a new program called TAGS (Trauma & Grief Support Program). This program will be utilized by the Officers as well as Fire personnel to assist us with death notifications, stand by while we contact the coroner, and offer assistance any time first responders need an extra hand with a high-priority call or incident.
For more information on this program, please click HERE