Volunteers in Policing (VIPS)

A program designed to allow citizen volunteers to serve their community by performing certain functions and tasks that benefit the Department and community, as well as serving to increase community relations.

In order to be considered for a citizen volunteer position with this department, the following requirements must be met successfully:


  1. Must be at least 18 years of age;
  2. Attended and successfully completed the Clayton County Police Department’s Citizen Police Academy. Exceptions will only be made at the discretion of the Chief of Police;
  3. Must be a Clayton County resident; and
  4. Undergo an application and acceptance process as to include:
    1. Submitting an “employment” application for the Citizen VIP Program;
    2. Pass a background investigation process;
    3. Any other processes as may be required; and
    4. Approval and acceptance into the VIP Program by the Chief of Police, or designee