Public Safety Volunteer Opportunities

Community Emergency Response Team

As a Fire Rescue support organization, the Community Emergency Response Team assists emergency responders in doing damage assessment, accounting for residents and securing quick, accessible routes into their neighborhood during a natural or man-made disaster. They are trained to be self-sufficient for up to 72 hours without additional resources.

Volunteers in Police Service

The Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS) Program provides support and resources to the Rowlett Police Department by citizens who wish to volunteer their time and skills with their community law enforcement agency. Volunteers attend the Citizen Police Academy and are trained to assist with Handicap Parking Violations, Vacation House Watch, City Code Enforcement and other programs.

Radio Amateur Radio Emergency Service

The Rowlett Radio Amateur Radio Service (ARES) consists of licensed amateurs who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment for communications duty in the public service when disaster strikes. Every licensed amateur, regardless of membership in ARRL or any other local or national organization is eligible for membership in the ARES. The only qualification, other than possession of an Amateur Radio license, is a sincere desire to serve. Because ARES is an amateur service, only amateurs are eligible for membership. The possession of emergency-powered equipment is desirable, but is not a requirement for membership.

Questions? We can help! Please contact Denise Perrin by email or call 972-412-6192 for more information.