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Volunteer in Police Service (VIPS)

Starting Dec. 1, 2014, we will not be accepting VIPS application.
We will re-open the application processĀ at a laterĀ date."

Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS) Program LogoVolunteers in Police Service (VIPS) Program is a national program which provides support and resources for law enforcement agencies. James City County Police VIPS volunteers have the opportunity to assist with Crime Prevention, Neighborhood Watch, Special Events, Administrative assistance, National Night Out, Child ID Program, Parades, Explorer Post, McGruff® Appearances, etc.

If you are interested in joining VIPS, contact Sgt. Jeff Vellines - 757-259-5162. If you would like to find out more about the history of the program, visit

VIPS Volunteer of the Year 2015

2015 VIPS - Bill and Becky TruaxBoth Bill and Becky have been VIPS with the Police Department since June 2013. They are graduates of the Citizen's Police Academy and also extremely active in the annual Car Show, Shred-A-Thon and Shop with A Cop. Bill and Beck also devote many hours to the CSU events like Child ID and National Night Out along with other community based programs through-out the year. They make it a point to attend the VIPS monthly meetings and all the yearly cookouts and dinners that the volunteers have.

Bill & Becky have a great compassion for the work they do by giving back to the community they live in.

VIPS Volunteer of the Year 2014

2014 VIPS Sharon AbneyThis year’s award for Volunteers in Police Service goes to Sharon Abney. Sharon has been with the VIPS for the past 3 years and takes great pride being a volunteer and is always willing to help at most, if not all, Child ID’s, School Fairs, Citizen’s Police Academy, and Car Shows. In addition to her time here at the Police Department, Sharon also volunteers at the Williamsburg/James City County Court House 2 days a week. Sharon is one that can always be contacted at the last minute to assist with any of the large number of Police Programs we have here at the Department. Her volunteer work speaks volumes on who Sharon is and the hard work she is always willing to put forth to assist not only the Police Department but also the citizens of our community.



VIPS Volunteer of the Year 2013

RosenOn August 20, 2013, the Police Department recognized Steve Rosen for his outstanding volunteer service in VIPs (Volunteers in Police Service). Steve's service to the program has been extensive and ongoing. He has logged many hours over the past year volunteering at the front desk, as well as volunteering at numerous other community events hosted by the Department’s Community Service Unit. He routinely volunteers to assist at events where VIPs are needed. Steve exemplifies the County’s values of Integrity, Collaboration, Excellence, and Stewardship. It is this dedication to duty that makes Steve a valuable asset to the Department.


VIPS Volunteer of the Year 2012

James City County Police Department recognized Charlie and Kathi  BrewsterOn August 16, 2012, the Police Department recognized Charlie and Kathi Brewster for their outstanding volunteer service in VIPS. Their dedication to the program has been extensive and ongoing.  They stepped in and took over the VIPS coordinator position when the void needed to be filled.  In addition to the many hours of service at the front desk of the new Law Enforcement Center, they are continually helping out at Community Service Unit events.  Charlie and Kathi also routinely will step up to cover an event where VIPS are needed if no one else has signed up to work.  It is that committed dedication and the will to do whatever is necessary to ensure coverage wherever needed that make Charlie and Kathi such a valuable asset to the Department.  Charlie and Kathi also keep track of all events and which volunteers have signed up to work them.  They keep track of all the V.I.P.S. hours worked each month and year and report those figures to us.  The Police Department couldn’t ask for a finer couple to represent them as volunteers.

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