Citizen Corps Partner Programs
The mission of the Medical Reserve Corps is to allow medical and health professionals to volunteer their skills and expertise to local public health departments throughout the year as well as during times of community need.
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.
The National Neighborhood Watch (NNW) was created by the National Sheriffs' Association, in conjunction with several well known federal agencies, to advance this cause by encouraging the initiation and/or revitalization of Neighborhood Watch programs throughout the country.
The Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS) Program's ultimate goal is to enhance the capacity of state and local law enforcement to utilize volunteers. These citizen volunteers help supplement and support officers and civilian personnel by allowing them to concentrate on their primary duties. Volunteer roles may include performing clerical tasks, serving as an extra set of "eyes and ears," assisting with search and rescue activities, and writing citations for accessible parking violations.