The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Community Road Patrol Volunteers do many things to assist the Kentwood Police Department in keeping the community safe and secure. Kentwood VIP's are able to learn more about law enforcement, the community, provide valuable service within the community which helps increase the effectiveness of the Kentwood Police Department. All VIPs work in pairs.
Things Kentwood VIP's are involved with, but not limited to are:
Conduct vacation house checks
Report city code violations
Enforce violations of handicap/fire lane parking and other parking laws not being followed
Be an extra set of eyes/ears for community relations
Conduct site inspections
Maintain excellent community relations
Must be 55+ years or older
Good interpersonal skills
Attend all required trainings
Wear uniform (provided by KPD) during volunteer shift
Drive a city vehicle
Pass all requireed background checks, applications, screenings required by KPD and have good mobility
Have a vaild MI State Driver's License w/ a clean driving record