Volunteers In Patrol

CLENA Volunteers In Patrol (VIP)
The Dallas Police Department is concerned about crime in our neighborhood. The CLENA Volunteers In Patrol (VIP) group aims to unite citizens and police for a common goal. That goal is to improve the quality of life for CLENA residents by preventing, reducing, and eliminating crime.
VIP is designed to provide a means for citizens to organize into patrol groups to be visible in their community. The value of police-citizen cooperation is well illustrated by the success of Citizen Patrol programs nationwide.
CLENA neighbors may notify VIP when you are out of town and the VIP will take special note of your house on our regular rounds.
VIP training is held every 6-8 weeks, from 9am to 1pm, on a designated Saturday.
VIP applicant requirements:
    • Be at least 21 years old or 18-20 years old with Division Commander’s approval
    • Successfully pass a background check
    • Have a valid Texas Drivers License or Identification Card
    • Have a social security card
    • Have never been convicted of a felony
    • No Misdemeanor A or B convictions in the last five years or DWI convictions in the previous ten years
    • Complete a four-hour training class (some positions may require additional training)
    • Must be a member of the Casa Linda Estates Neighborhood Association
    • Must not have any outstanding tickets or warrants
Officer Bervin Smith, at the Northeast Division Police Station, is our VIP contact.  Feel free to contact him for an application or answer questions at bervin.smith@dallascityhall.com or call 214-202-6255. Darrell Woods, our VIP Coordinator, may be reached at 214-923-1640.
Upcoming VIP Training