Volunteers in Police Services (VIPS)


Volunteers are an invaluable asset to the Centralia Police Department. They serve as extra eyes and ears, to assist in maintaining peace within our community.

Volunteers help by doing tasks which include special events, community education and outreach, clerical assistance, fundraising, traffic control, Emergency Operations and vacation watch.

Most of our volunteer opportunities require individuals to be 18 years of age and older. 

Annual Events

We assist local events such as the Law Enforcement Torch Run, Summer Fest, STP, Safety City, National Night Out, Lighting of the Trees and A Night Out with Santa.

On-Going Needs

Neighborhood BlockWatch: Neighbors helping neighbors. Whenever you are home you should be alert to what's going on in your neighborhood. Watch groups can be formed by anyone, around any geographic area (a city block, apartment building, or business area).

How Do I Volunteer?

Please fill out a volunteer application 2023 Volunteer Application CPD 

If you have questions, email our Volunteer Coordinator, Naomi Hursh at nhursh@cityofcentralia.com 

Thank you for your interest! 

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