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Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS) & Internships
What is Volunteers in Police Service?
Sergeant Jonathan Lovins, VIPS Coordinator
1 Lake Street
PO Box 975
Avon, CO  81620

Ph: (970) 748-4031
Fax: (970) 845-7098
This nationwide program was created after the events of September 11th in an effort to call on all Americans to serve a greater cause.

Volunteers allow law enforcement agencies and officers to focus on law enforcement functions by providing support services. They can help by providing services such as fingerprinting, data entry, counter and phone reports on noncriminal cases, and help with the planning of neighborhood activities. Volunteers also help enhance the relationship between the police and the community.

Volunteer Today by completing our Police Application.

Matt Jamison, Police Officer

Ph: (970) 748-4434
The Avon Police Department (APD) offers internships to high school or college students who are interested in pursuing a degree in criminal justice and or becoming a police officer. The Internship Program strives to provide a quality educational experience to high school or college students by providing the student with a positive "hands on" learning environment in the field of law enforcement, while enhancing their understanding of the criminal justice system.

Interns spend time in each section of the department, working with Patrol Officers, Detectives, Dispatch, Records and Information Services, Community Services, and more. APD offers unpaid internship opportunities for high school and college students and attempts to balance the high school or college internship program requirements with the Avon Police Department Internship Program.

Participation Requirements

In order to participate in our internship program, you must:

  • Be a junior or senior in high school or
  • Currently enrolled in college
  • Have and maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better
  • Have a valid state driver’s license
  • Have engaged in no criminal activity in the last 3-5 years (including drug usage)

If you interested in applying, print an application, and submit to the Avon Police Department attention Officer Matt JamisonAlso, include a letter of intent explaining why you are interested in being an APD Intern, and a letter of recommendation from a teacher or professor, and a copy of your unofficial transcripts. Interns are selected on a first come first serve basis. A maximum of 220 internship hours is allowed.