Volunteers in Police Service


In his 2002 State of the Union Address, President George W. Bush announced the creation of the USA Freedom Corps, which is an effort to foster a culture of service, citizenship, and responsibility, building on the generous spirit of the American people. The Citizen Corps programs are part of the USA Freedom Corps initiative and share the common goal of helping communities prevent, prepare for, and respond to crime, natural disasters, and other emergencies.

One of the Citizen Corps programs is Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS). The program's ultimate goal is to enhance the capacity of state and local law enforcement to utilize volunteers. Sheriff Cummings, through Citizen Corps, is working to develop a peer-to-peer network of program coordinators, offer regional training opportunities, and share best practices across Barnstable County.

To register your Volunteers in Police Service program with the national office please click here.

The BCSO Senior Corps program is a recognized VIPS program. Click here to learn about the BCSO VIPS / Senior Corps program.