Benton Harbor Police Department
Introduction to the Retired Senior Volunteer Patrol
The Benton Harbor Police Department (BHPD) believes the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) will enhance the delivery of municipal services and improve the overall quality of life of the community.
The RSVP program is:† An
effort by retired or semi-retired senior citizens to enhance the security
and comfort of residents of
RSVP is committed to recruit, orientate, train, and retain a talented force of volunteers who will:† Work in a spirit of cooperation and partnership with the community. Expand or enhance the delivery of services to the residents and businesses of the City of Benton Harbor.
Enable the BHPD sworn officers to more effectively and efficiently direct police services as a result of volunteer services provided to the Department.† Further the goals of the BHPD Community Policing philosophy with active citizen involvement, publicity, and direct service to neighborhoods and schools.
Continually evaluate the effectiveness of the Retired Senior Volunteer Patrol in achieving and maintaining these goals and maintain at all times a high standard of excellence in personnel and service.
Qualifications for Membership