Volunteering in Policing (VIP) is a program that allows residents of our community to assist the Southaven Police Department. VIP is different from other volunteer programs because volunteers work in and for the Southaven Police Department enhancing a wide variety of police activities.
You must be 21 and complete the Southaven Police Department’s Citizen Police Academy. The Academy is a 10-week course that starts the last Monday in February of every year. A background check is required. All skills are welcome.
Applications are available in the front office of the Southaven Police Department:
8691 Northwest Dr.
Southaven, MS 38671
Training & Supervision
The officers of the Southaven Police Department will teach any and all classes needed for any type of volunteering. Southaven Police officers assigned to the Public Relations Division by Chief Macon Moore are assigned the task to see that the agenda of the VIPs is carried out.
Volunteer Opportunities & Events
Annual Southaven Easter Egg Hunt
Annual Veteran’s Day Luncheon
Halloween Haunted House
Officer Appreciation Day
Various City Functions and other civic events during the year
Bake monthly birthday cakes for Southaven Police officers and personnel
Breakfast with Santa
Fingerprinting at schools and other requested areas
Help answer phones and greet visitors to the Southaven Police Department
Help with emergency call-outs
Many cook-outs and tours to various places
Visit Nursing Homes
Work at Southaven’s Southern Lights at Central Park