Logan Police are seeking members of the public to join their Volunteers in Policing (ViP) program and help prevent crime in the district.
The program involves local volunteers working with police to address customer service, community safety and crime prevention needs in the community.
Logan District Crime Prevention Unit Officer in Charge Sergeant Debbi Tronc said Volunteers in Policing undertake a range of duties.
“ViPs provide a valuable support role to officers across a wide range of duties,” Sergeant Tronc said.
“Some of the activities include liaising with community groups and participating in community based events, conducting home and business security assessments and participating in other crime prevention initiatives.”
Vacancies exist for volunteers at Logan, Beenleigh, Slacks Creek and Crestmead stations.
To be eligible applicants must be:
• 18 years of age or over
• willing to participate in a mandatory training program
• prepared to participate in the program for at least 12 months
• willing to work a minimum of 4 hours per week and a maximum of 16 hours per week
• agree to the Queensland Police Service conducting a national criminal history check
Any person who is eligible is invited to contact the Logan District Crime Prevention Unit on 38261800 to obtain an application form.
Applications are also available on the QPS website http://www.police.qld.gov.au/join/vip/join.htm
Applications must be received by the close of business on Friday 11 May 2012.