Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS)

The Utah County Sheriff's Office is a Proud Sponsor of the VIPS, a nationally recognized program which is committed to developing a spirit of cooperation and partnership with the community. In conjunction with the Utah County Sheriff Jeep Patrol we recruit, train, and retain talented volunteers who will be encouraged to participate in meaningful community safety, security, and service programs, in addition to emergency response situations. 

Purpose: We are pledged to the recruitment, orientation, and retention of talented volunteers who are encouraged to develop their skills in a work environment which fosters their participation in meaningful community safety and security programs and to respond to emergency response situations. 

Objectives: The program will be continually evaluated on its ability to accomplish the following:

  • Provide additional resources for the Sheriff’s Office, thus enabling expansion of services without significant cost increases. 

  • Promote community awareness and acceptance of the VIPS program as a viable and important community relations tool and service organization.

  • Provide an increased level of community involvement in public safety related matters.

  • Maintain the high standard, quality of life in our community.

Applicant requirements:

1. Shall be at least 21 years of age.

2. Live, work, own property and have an interest in the Utah County Public Safety.

3. Complete a Jeep Patrol, application which will be the basis for a Police background investigation.

4. Pass a Police background check.

5. Complete our training course and field training program.

6. Recommended volunteer hours are 8 per month.

7. Abide by the by-laws of the Utah County Sheriff Jeep Patrol.

If you are interested in participating in VIPS in Eagle Mountain, please email the Utah County Sheriff's Office - Eagle Mountain Division VIPS at UCSO.VIPS@gmail.com.

Additional details about the program are available on the UCSO website