Citizen Corps Programs

Community Emergency Response Teams | CERT
CERT is a partnership between first responders and the community they serve. CERT training prepares people to take care of themselves and others in a disaster situation, and assist emergency responders whenever needed. CERT volunteers are trained by the Arlington Heights Fire Department and can help with a variety of community safety activities including education, First Aid stations at community events, and missing person’s searches.

Neighborhood Watch
The Neighborhood Watch Program is and excellent way to strengthen and secure our community.  Neighborhood Watch works with the Arlington Heights Police Department to help with the prevention of crime, neighborhood emergency preparedness, and terrorism awareness.  Neighborhood Watch groups are not vigilantes. They are extra eyes and ears for reporting crime and helping neighbors.

The Volunteers in Police Service | VIPS
The VIPS program offers a host of resources and information for and about law enforcement volunteer programs. Citizens can support the Arlington Heights Police Department's efforts in a variety of important ways. Citizens can assist the police department with duties such as Community Liaison Activities and Youth-Related Activities. The Arlington Heights Police Department is looking for residents who want to give back to their community. 

Arlington Heights Medical Reserve Corps | AHMRC
The Arlington Heights Medical Reserve Corps provides licensed health professionals (current or retired) the opportunity to volunteer their time and skills within a planned, organized and coordinated local Medical Reserve Corps unit to supplement existing resources during times of large scale emergencies.  AHMRC also assists in promoting public health in their communities throughout the year.