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Release Number: 13-130
- For Immediate Release:
- Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
- March 28, 2013
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Appreciation Event for Volunteers Citizen’s Patrol Program
Twenty volunteers will be recognized for their service.
- March 28, 2013
- Time: 6:00 PM
- Falkenburg Road Assembly Room
- 520 North Falkenburg Road
- Tampa, Florida
Appreciation Event for Volunteers Citizen’s Patrol Program:
On March 28, 2013 the Sheriff’s Office Community Outreach Division will host an appreciation event for members of the Volunteer Citizens Patrol Program. The event will be held at the Falkenburg Road Jail Assembly Room located at 520 North Falkenburg Road, Tampa. Twenty volunteers will be recognized for five years of service in addition to the highest patrol hour’s award.
Mr. Ed Roloson for 600 volunteer hours and Kathy Samuelsen for 500 volunteer hours in 2012.
The Volunteer Citizen Patrol Program (VCPP) is based on the concept of utilizing the talents and skills of volunteers from within the local community as partners in public safety. Citizen Patrol volunteers are specially trained by the Sheriff’s Office to respond to many non-emergency and routine calls for service that do not require law enforcement or regulatory authority.
Volunteers donate their time to patrol neighborhoods and respond to specific non-emergency calls for service while driving specially marked Sheriff’s Office vehicles. Citizen Patrol Volunteers are not law enforcement officers, but are trained on how to spot suspicious criminal activity. Volunteers receive training in areas such as crime prevention, first aid, traffic control and community policing.
The VCPP consists of two daytime shifts per day, seven days a week. Each VCPP vehicle patrols with two volunteers per shift.