Volunteers In Police Service

VIPS LogoVolunteers In Police Service (VIPS) is a partnership between the Buckhannon City Police Department (BPD), the Upshur County Office of Emergency Management (OEM), the Upshur County Citizen Corps Council (CCC), and the Upshur County Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT).  The BPD recognized the opportunity to recruit local citizens to assist the police department during larger scale events.  They approached the above organizations with the idea citizens could serve as an informational extension of the police department.

Members of the VIPS program have been trained in First Aid, CPR, basic search and rescue, basic firefighting, traffic and crowd management, and basic disaster response.  VIPS members assist the police department with such tasks as public relations,  search and rescue, disaster response, investigations, traffic management, and crowd assistance during community events.

While VIPS members are performing these tasks, the BPD will be free to focus on more department specific tasks, such as investigations and protecting our community.

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Sgt Tom Posey
Buckhannon Police Dept VIPS Liaison

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Steve Wykoff
VIPS Coordinator
VIPS 1

Anita Coleman

Anita Coleman
VIPS Asst Coordinator
VIPS 5

Linda Coleman

Linda Coleman
VIPS Volunteer
VIPS 9

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Eleanor Burr
VIPS Volunteer
VIPS 13

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Jewel Fisher
VIPS Asst Coordinator
VIPS 2

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Amy Heimberger Lopez
VIPS Volunteer
VIPS 6

Meagan Linger

Meagan Linger
VIPS Volunteer
VIPS 10

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Your picture here
VIPS Volunteer
New VIPS Unit

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Dave Rowan
VIPS Task Supervisor
VIPS 3

Jamie Hasbrouck - VIPS 6

Jaime Hasbrouck
VIPS Volunteer
VIPS 7

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Thomas Davis
VIPS Volunteer
VIPS 11

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VIPS Volunteer
New VIPS Unit

Morgan Cox - VIPS 10

Morgan Cox
VIPS Volunteer
VIPS 4

Thomas Warner

Thomas “TJ” Warner
VIPS Volunteer
VIPS 8

Scott Coleman

Scott Coleman
VIPS Volunteer
VIPS 12

You could be the next VIPS member and have your picture listed here within our ranks!

Stop by the police department to pick up your application or download it here

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