Volunteers in Policing Unit




The mission of Chandler Police Department’s Volunteers in Police Services (VIP’s) program is to be a resource, provide support, and foster positive interactions for all citizens of Chandler and CPD Personnel. Our VIP’s enhance the delivery of police services to the community at large, as representatives of the Chandler Police Department. Our Volunteers and Motorist Assists come from all walks of life.  Many are retirees, Stay-at-home parents, and working professionals.


Volunteer positions include the following:



Dispatch Aide

DUI task force

General clerical assistant

Fleet Assist

Property & Evidence Assist

Telephone warrant compliance

VCU Assist

Victim’s services


We also have a Motorist Assist Team with specific required tasks and training.  They work closely with patrol officers, supervisors, and citizens throughout the City of Chandler, and drive a fully equipped “Volunteer” vehicle.  They operate in a non-enforcement capacity and will often perform the following tasks:


Respond to stranded motorists

Assist officers at collision scenes

Respond to parking violations

Respond to abandoned vehicle calls

Assist with vehicle lockouts

Perform Frequent Patrols of neighborhoods

Assist with traffic control at special events


Motorist Assists will not be armed or respond to enforcement calls.



How do I become a VOLUNTEER?

To become a Volunteer or Motorist Assist, a formal recruitment process is required and will be available twice a year. Due to the sensitive information our volunteers may have access to, they will be required to submit to the application process as follows:


  • Complete application
  • Oral board interview
  • Fingerprints
  • Background check
  • Criminal history check
  • Polygraph test


Required training will be provided and will vary based on the position assigned.  Excellent communication will be needed to ensure a smooth working relationship between the VIP, police personnel, and the Volunteer Coordinator.


Volunteers are asked to donate 16 hours a month and must be 21 years old.  If you have a certain skill set not applicable to the available positions, please continue to submit your information.  We will search to see if there is a unit within the department looking for your unique skills.


For more information, please contact:

Lisa Moran

Volunteer Coordinator

lisa.moran@chandleraz.gov or (480)782-4909