Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS)

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About Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS)

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The VIPS program was established by the Chief of Police to give residents an opportunity to serve in unpaid, non-uniformed positions to augment the work of the Police
Department. The duties and responsibilities of our volunteer force continually evolve and change, adjusting to the needs of the department. All assignments are open to VIPS throughout the department. Our VIPS peform administrative duties such as:

  • Data entry, filing, copying of reports
  • Translators
  • Computer activities
  • Inventory control and record keeping
  • Role-playing at the Criminal Justice Academy and during other exercises
  • Photography

Eligibilty Requirements

To become a member of the Fairfax County Police Department's VIPS program, you must be:

  • At least 21 years of age (no maximum age limit for service in the program)
  • In good physcial health
  • Able to pass a comprehensive police background check
  • Able to pass an interview with police supervisors

Selection Process

The selection, appointment and tenure of VIPS personnel will be determined by the Chief of Police.

Assignment of Personnel

Whenever possible, we will strive to assign VIPS to areas of interest and/or preferred physical locations. However, the needs of the department are of primary concern in determining where VIPS are ultimately assigned.VIPS may be assigned to more than one assignment location at a time.

Location of Work Stations

Criminal Investigations Bureau
4100 Chain Bridge Road
Fairfax, VA 22030
Helicopter Division
4604 West Ox Road
Fairfax, VA 22030
Reston District Station
12000 Bowman Towne Dr
Reston, VA 20194
Franconia District Station
6121 Franconia Road
Alexandria, VA 22310
Operations Support Bureau
3911 Woodburn Road
Annandale, VA 22003
Sully District Station
4900 Stonecroft Boulevard
Chantilly, VA 20151
Mason District Station
6507 Columbia Pike
Annandale, VA 22003
West Springfield District Station
6140 Rolling Road
Springfield, VA 22152

Public Safety Training Academy
14601 Lee Road
Chantilly, VA 20151

Mt.Vernon District Station
2511 Parkers Lane
Alexandria, VA 22306
Mclean District Station
1427 Balls Hill Rd.,
Mclean, VA 22101
Fair Oaks District Station
12300 Lee Jackson Highway
Faifax, VA 22033









Contact Information

If you are interested in becoming a member of this outstanding organization or would like to obtain additional information, please contact the VIPS Director.

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