We believe that a volunteer workforce will strengthen community relations and build strong partnerships. The Volunteers in Police Service VIPS program is part of the Austin Police Department's Office of Community Liaison (OCL). We are committed to finding quality volunteers who will enhance the work of the police department.


  • At least 18 years old
  • Criminal background check

Assignments and Responsibilities

Prospective volunteers are interviewed and placed after receiving initial training on pertinent City of Austin policies. Availability and type of volunteer assignments depends on organizational needs and may include such diverse activities as database creation and management, community outreach, taking photographs, heavy lifting, staging and allocating vehicles and equipment, filing, meeting preparation, and more.

Apply Online

To apply, please to visit the City Austin GivePulse volunteer portal at: https://austintexasgov.givepulse.com/group/238985-APD-Volunteers-in-Police-Service-VIPS

For more information, please contact Peter Freeman at via email.