Volunteer Program

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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.