Volunteers in Police Service (Community Improvement Unit)

The Orange City Police Department is seeking individuals from our community who would like to volunteer their time.

Click for a pamphlet on the V.I.P.S. Program

Contact Information:

Program Coordinator Sgt. Greg Lariscy – glariscy@ourorangecity.com Phone: (386) 775-5474
Liaison Officer Thomas Novick – vips@ourorangecity.com Phone: (386) 775-5474

The Volunteer in Police Services (VIPS) program provides an invaluable service to the community and the Police Department.

Picture of Volunteers posting in from of Citizens Patrol Vehicle

This is a challenging and rewarding opportunity. VIPS consists of two programs within the Police Department. The first will be the Citizen Observer Program (COP). These uniformed volunteers will be trained to perform such duties as routine patrols throughout the City, assisting law enforcement at crash scenes, and other duties to assist the Police Department. COP members must be in good physical and mental condition to perform their duties. The second program is the Citizen Assisting Police Program (CAPP). These uniformed volunteers will be trained to perform administrative like duties and will be working closely with the various Police Department divisions such as Records, Community Improvement, Criminal Investigations and Patrol. Some duties include, but not limited to:

  • Fingerprinting
  • Code Enforcement/Parking Enforcement
  • Citizen Patrol
  • Special Events

Picture depicting Volunteer SUV and Patrol Car. There is also a small group of members who have completed specialized training (Almost 300 hours) that are available for call out 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to assist the police department. These members are highly skilled and have statutory authority to control traffic, enforce non-criminal traffic laws, and conduct crash investigations. Picture of inside of VIPS patrol vehicle. Please complete a VIPS Application and turn in to the Human Resources Department if you’re interested.

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