Police Department

Volunteers In Patrol Service

The El Paso Police Department’s VIPS program mission is to bring member of the community to work together with the Department to address community concerns regarding crime, safety and quality of life issues.  Participants will be ambassadors for the City of El Paso and the El Paso Police Department.  VIPS Volunteers are not police officers or able to take any enforcement action.  VIPS Volunteers are eyes and ears for the community and the Department.  For questions regarding the program email us at askpd@elpasotexas.gov.

How to Participate

To participate you must have attended a Citizen Police Academy or attend one within 12 months of participating in VIPS. To start the process fill out a police volunteer application. If you are currently a volunteer you just need to let us know of your interest in participating in VIPS and go through an interview and training. All participants are required to attend VIPS training, pass the interview process and pass a background check.   


VIPS volunteers must meet the below listed requirements including being able to operate a vehicle, and being able to get in and out of the vehicle without any assistance. 


Applications are available at all Regional Command Centers and Police Headquarters. You may also download the application below and email it to askpd@elpasotexas.gov or drop it off at Police Headquarters at 911 N. Raynor.

Download Application

Headquarters 915-212-4000
Central 915-212-0210
Mission Valley 915-212-0400
Northeast 915-212-8100
Pebble Hills 915-212-0190
Westside 915-212-8582