In 2018, the Phoenix Police Reserve celebrated its centennial anniversary. Read about the storied history of the Phoenix Police Reserve and its officers in this book.
On October 29, 2019, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) awarded the Phoenix Police Reserve Division and the police department with the Leadership in Volunteer Police Service Programs Award. This prestigious award recognizes volunteer programs that demonstrate innovative, effective practices for augmenting sworn personnel, and improving the delivery of police services to their communities.
Established in 2003, the award recognizes the value that volunteers provide to state and local law enforcement, and to institutionalize the theories and practices of the national Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS) Program. It promotes leadership among law enforcement agencies to develop and implement creative and effective law enforcement volunteer organizations. The award recognizes the value that volunteers provide to state and local law enforcement and to institutionalize the theories and practices of the national Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS) Program.
The award was presented at the international conference of the IACP in Chicago, and members of the board of the Phoenix Police Reserve Foundation attended to join in receiving this international recognition.
Police and Sheriff’s Departments around the country have consulted with, and modeled their reserve police organizations after, the Phoenix Police Reserve.