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The Cedar Lake VIPS (Volunteers IPolice Service) unit provides support and resources to the Cedar Lake Police Department by utilizing citizens who wish to volunteer their time and skills to serve their community. The program’s ultimate goal is to enhance the capacity of the Cedar Lake Police Department by utilizing volunteers to assist with tasks such as:

  • Traffic Control
  • Business and Residential Patrol
  • Community Policing
  • Operating the Police Department’s Emergency Shelter Trailer

The VIPS members serve as extra “Eyes and Ears” for the police department and assists the department with its mission of combating criminal activity.

Application Instructions
If interested in becoming a Cedar Lake VIPS Member, click on the link below and complete the application. Once completed please bring to the Cedar Lake Police Department Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm or Saturday 7:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Application Link: Cedar Lake VIPS Application

Note: Must be 21 years old to join.

If you have any questions please email:
VIPS Lieutenant Timothy Layer at


Current Members

  • Lieutenant Timothy Layer
  • Sergeant Jack Yauger
  • Steve Vandiver
  • Erik Vasquez
  • Mike Czerwinski

VIPS Liaison Officer: Doug Machalk


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