News Releases are to be used for informational purposes only.
Information provided should not be relied upon for any type of legal action.
Release Number: 18-289
- For Immediate Release:
- Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
- March 29, 2018
- Contact Person:
- Public Information Office : email@example.com
Volunteer Citizen Patrol Banquet
Sheriff Chad Chronister will recognize them for their efforts and highlight their deep impact on the Agency.
- March 29, 2018
- Time: 6:00 PM
- Falkenburg Road Jail Assembly Room
- 520 North Falkenburg Road
- Tampa, Florida
Keeping Hillsborough County safe is a true community effort. That is why Sheriff Chad Chronister will host members of the Volunteer Citizen's Patrol this evening to recognize them for their efforts and highlight their deep impact on the Agency.
The 11th Annual HCSO Volunteer Citizen's Patrol Program Award and Appreciation dinner will take place tonight at 6 p.m. at the Falkenburg Road Jail Assembly room. Highlights of tonight's event include recognizing:
- Seven members with 10 years of volunteer service to the Agency
- Five individuals with over 500 hours of community service in 2017
- One individual with over 800 hours of community service in 2017
- The VCPP Volunteer of the Year
"Every day that we come to work it is so humbling to know they stand next to us as volunteers who are willing to give hundreds of hours each in order to make our community and your Sheriff's office better," said Sheriff Chad Chronister. "You cannot put a price on the value
that this program has for our office or Hillsborough County. They are amazing."
For more information on the VCPP please check out this link:
Volunteer Citizen Patrol
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.
The VCPP was created to reduce crime, improve the safety of our citizens, improve the quality of life within Hillsborough County and allow community members to become participants in the process of crime control and prevention.
Volunteers donate their time to patrol while driving specially marked Sheriff's Office vehicles. Volunteers receive training in area such as crime prevention, first-aid, traffic control, and community policing. The VCPP consists of three shifts per day, patrolling up until midnight, seven days a week. Each VCPP vehicle will patrol with two volunteers per shift.