Volunteers in Policing

The Volunteers in Policing (VIP) program was formed in 1998 by then Lieutenant William Griffith. The VIPs were formed to assist the Police Department with the many special activities and community events that were being performed by police officers. With the VIPs assisting or taking over these events it allows officers to perform Volunteers in Policing other duties.


Our VIPs are community a spirited, hard-working, and diverse group of people. The VIPs have been awarded numerous unit citations for their extensive number of volunteer hours. View VIP brochure 12-7-17.



The functions they perform include fingerprinting children, crime prevention, community service, security, handicap parking enforcement, crowd control, direct traffic, citizen patrols, and assist with the Citizen Police Academy.




Captain Frank Myrtle 

Winchester Police Department
231 E. Piccadilly Street
Winchester, VA 22601


(540) 545-4707