A disaster can extend law enforcement and other emergency services to their limits. It is at these times that Public Safety entities depend upon volunteer services to assist.

The Bethany Beach Police Department encourages involvement in their Volunteers in Police Services (VIPS) program. Those interested can obtain more information by calling the Bethany Beach Police Department at (302) 539-1000. Necessary “in-house” training will be provided to you.

Some Duties of VIPS Include:

  • Routine patrol
  • Community patrol within Bethany Beach limits
  • Pedestrian and crowd patrols
  • Traffic control
  • Assisting with mass evacuation
  • Residential and Business security following a disaster
  • Assisting the Police Department with various community-related programs
  • Public relations events
  • Other duties that are appropriate for this program