Volunteers In Police Services (VIPS) is a group of dedicated residents who assist Kent Police Department employees by providing limited services to the community.

The Kent Police Department is proud to have a team of volunteers – and are seeking more – to help with the following programs:

  • Disabled parking enforcement
  • Fingerprinting services for Concealed Pistol License applicants who live within Kent city limits (volunteers do not fingerprint suspects or prisoners)
  • Office (miscellaneous clerical duties)
  • TNT (Tagging Neutralization Team – graffiti removal)

Volunteer Patrol
Do YOU want to join the VIPS Team?

The selection criteria includes:

  • Legal U.S. resident
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Live, work, or have an interest in the City of Kent
  • Possess a valid driver’s license with a good driving record
  • No criminal record and/or association with criminal activity
  • No substance abuse issues

Once accepted, the Police Department will schedule appropriate orientation. We provide all training, uniforms, and necessary equipment.

If you are interested, e-mail [email protected] or call 253-856-5880. The VIPS desk is not staffed full time. Please leave your name and phone number and we will return your call.

For more information on VIPS eligibility, click here. You can also print and complete the application and mail or drop it off at the Kent Police Department.

We look forward to you joining our team!

Scott Schaefer

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