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VIPER Recruiting

The Bellevue Police Department Volunteers In Police Enforcement and Response (VIPER) Unit is comprised of citizen volunteers who enhance the effectiveness of the Bellevue Police Department. The mission of the VIPER Unit is to keep sworn law enforcement officers in service for critical and priority calls for service, while the VIPER Unit handles more of the non-priority, but still important duties. These duties include enforcement of handicapped and fire lane parking, vacation house watches, assisting school safety patrols at school start and dismissal, transportation of police vehicles, and/or traffic assignments such as parades, annual city celebrations, and funerals.

In just its first year and a half, the VIPER Unit had: 

  • Patrolled the City of Bellevue for well over 2600 hours
  • Written over 225 parking tickets to violators of both handicapped parking and fire lane parking
  • Completed over 225 vacation house watches for the Citizens of Bellevue


The Bellevue Police Department continuously seeks qualified members of the community who meet the high standards necessary to become a VIPER Unit member. VIPER Unit members must complete or pass the following: 

  • City employment application
  • Police background check
  • Oral board interview
  • Field training evaluation ride
  • Citizens police academy
  • Field training with field training officer
  • Safe vehicle operations evaluation


For 
information about how to volunteer as a VIPER Unit member, contact:

Lt. Tom Dargy | Office: (402) 682-6664 | E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Sgt. Larry Lampman | Office: (402) 682-6628 | E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.