The demands on local law enforcement have increased dramatically over the past
several years. Consequently, the already limited resources of our agency are being
stretched further than ever at a time when the community needs every available officer
out on the beat. In many jurisdictions around the country, volunteers in the community
have offered their time and skills to their local police department. These citizen
volunteers help supplement and support officers and civilian personnel by allowing them
to concentrate on their primary duties. Our Police Department is very fortunate to have
such a committed group of selfless volunteers who kindly give their valuable time to
help with a variety of tasks. We also host internships for students from accredited
colleges and universities.
The Rolling Meadows Police Department volunteer program (or VIPS) has continued to
support the patrol function. Volunteers have helped with handicap parking enforcement,
filing of citations, desk operations, and distribution of crime alert flyers. The Police
Department’s Crime Stoppers Chapter is comprised of community volunteers that
promoted our “Eyes & Ears” program to encourage residents and merchants to get
involved in reporting suspicious activities.
These citizen volunteers help supplement and support officers and civilian personnel by allowing them to concentrate on their primary duties.
Types of Volunteer Opportunities
A variety of volunteers give their valuable free time to help the RMPD with a variety of tasks including:
Conduct the annual citizen survey
Help enforcing local handicap parking and traffic ordinances
Sign up for Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), Citizen Police, and Fire Academy training
For More Information
Call Commander Tom Gadomski at 847-255-2416 for information on how you may volunteer your time with the Rolling Meadows Police Department.