Volunteers in Police Service (VIPs)

What Is VIPs?

Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS) is a volunteer group dedicated to recognizing, reporting and preventing suspicious activity in our community. These valuable volunteers assist the Puyallup Police Department on an as-needed basis. VIPS are responsible for staffing the Police Department information desk, Disabled Parking Enforcement, radar trailer deployment, assist Police Department staff in the jail and coordinate special events as needed.

For more information about the program please contact us at 253-770-3351 or email Lisa Isaacs. We also have information in the lobby of the Puyallup Police Department.

Volunteer of the Year 2015

The Puyallup Police Department 2015 Volunteer of the Year is Larry Welch. Larry exemplifies teamwork and has served as a volunteer since 2013, contributing over 260 hours to the VIPS Program to date. Larry assisted the police department by providing leadership and participation on the Graffiti Eradication Team, dedicating service to the Traffic Unit in deploying the Radar Speed Trailers and training other volunteers for the program, assisting with the organization and preparation for the National Night Out event, and for his dedication to the Not In Puyallup Emphases and Citizen’s Patrol program. Larry Welch assisted with the organization of the 2015 Citizens’ Academy class and was a presenter for the VIPS program. We appreciate his dedication and service to the department and the community.