Interim Crossville police chief Mark Rosser, right, stands with 9 of the VIP program participants.
Monday, August 22, 2016
Crossville Police Department Volunteers In Policing (VIP) members introduced at council meeting
The Crossville police department is currently training the first 10 members of their VIP or volunteers in policing class.
Each volunteer participates in 40 hours of training that will allow them to assist the department with a variety of non-confrontational duties including school crossings, traffic control for parades and accidents, vacation house and welfare checks. Volunteers are not armed. After the two weeks of training the volunteers will have learned patrol techniques, report writing, radio procedures, finger printing, driving new V.I.P. patrol vehicles and many other aspects of police operations.
Members of the class were introduced at the August city council meeting and include Teresa Biebel, Charles Chafins, Robert Coy, Carl MacLead, Richard Oran, Edith Petty, Barbara Prichard, Brooke Salisbury, Jerry Wells and George Willis.