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Volunteer, get involved with Layton Police

Article Published 07/08/2008

By Mark Reece
July 2008

LAYTON — Want to give back to your community? Want to learn invaluable insights into our nation's law enforcement system and how it works? Would you like to help local law enforcement service by volunteering your talents and specialties?

Look no further than the volunteer program with the Layton Police Department under the Layton City Citizen Corps.

Currently, the Police Department has an active Chaplain Corps consisting of five Chaplains. Eight additional volunteers are working a variety of areas that include: evidence, records, code enforcement, community resource, investigations and the traffic division.

If you or someone you know is interested in volunteering, simply fill out a Layton City Volunteer Application, available online at the city’s Web site, www.laytoncity.org. Applications may also be turned in at City offices, 429 North Wasatch Drive Layton, Utah 84041.

For additional information on volunteering with the Layton Police Department, please contact: Sergeant Mark Chatlin, or you may e-mail the volunteer coordinator at: Layton Police Department policevolunteers@laytoncity.org. Phone number is (801) 336-3442.

The Layton City Police Department is a member of VIPS, or Volunteers in Police Service.

VIPS is a national program that serves as a gateway to resources and information for and about law enforcement volunteer programs of all kinds. The program's ultimate goal is to enhance the capacity of state and local law enforcement by utilizing volunteers. Funded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, VIPS is managed and implemented by the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

For more information on VIPS, visit www.policevolunteers.org.