Even with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Prescott Valley Police Department has received a total of 5,875 hours of volunteer service from Volunteers in Policing (VIP) during the year 2020. Using the State of Arizona’s minimum wage scale of $12.15 per hour, this has saved the taxpayers $71,387!
The forty-four people who have provided this volunteer service come from a variety of backgrounds: former or retired law enforcement, retired military, bookkeeping, clergy, sales, engineering, automobile mechanics, business owners, etc.
The Prescott Valley Police Department continually seeks qualified citizens to join the effort of serving its community. The Department would be unable to provide some of its enhanced support services if it were not for volunteers.
Becoming a volunteer with the Prescott Valley Police Department is very similar to applying for a job – it requires completion of an application, an oral interview, and a background check. The background check includes fingerprinting and a criminal history inquiry. To get more information on the PVPD Police VIP program and how to can get involved, contact Volunteer Central at 928-759-3123, or email Hfoster@pvaz.net.
Prescott Valley Police Department can be contacted at (928) 772-9267 for non-emergencies, 911 for emergencies. Yavapai County Silent witness is 1-800-932-3232.
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