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CCPD Volunteer Unit presents recognition awards

February 7, 2019
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

The Cape Coral Police Department Police Volunteer Unit recognized Wednesday the men and women whose efforts saved the department nearly $1.47 million last year.

Recognitions were made at an appreciation luncheon held at the Yacht Club.

The Volunteer of the Year award went to David Woodward.

Volunteers perform a number of functions for the CCPD.

Among them are:

- Provides traffic control at city-sponsored events and at crash scenes assisting Police Officers

- Traffic Watch Program - implemented to assist Officers with neighborhood speed complaints

-?Kiddie Print & DNA program - provides this valuable service through community outreach events

- Vacation home checks

- Court document delivery

- Police Department vehicle transports

- PVU Marine Unit provides a presence on the waterways to assist boaters

- Provide assistance at both the Police Department and at City Hall at the information desks

In 2017 the Police Volunteer Unit logged 52,992 hours in-kind donations which resulted in $1,279,226.88 savings to the City of Cape Coral, CCPD officials said.

In 2018, the PVU logged and amazing 59,484.35 volunteer hours in-kind donations for an approximate payroll savings of $1,468,668.60.

Others awards presented Wednesday include:

5 Year Service Awards

Linda Warbreck

Udo Werner

10 Year Service Awards

Joe Brearman

Jerry Mudd

Recognition of Hours Awards

- Volunteer Recognition of Hours Award


Doreen Robertson, 1,357 Hours

Thomas LaPointe, 1,354 Hours

Bill Lantz, 1,274 Hours

- Administrative

Lars Giers, 478 Hours

Pat Koelber, 454 Hours

- Special Events

Bernard Jagodzinski , 85 Hours

According to the CCPD website:

"The Cape Coral Police Department has an incredibly active vibrant Police Volunteer Unit. From administrative tasks at Police Headquarters to checking vacant homes for vacationing residents, to helping patrol the roads and waterways of Cape Coral, our Police Volunteer Unit is busy giving back to the community and helping to make Cape Coral a safe place to live, work, and play. The Cape Coral Police Department Police

"Volunteer Unit provides over $1 million/year in in-kind services every year!

"Our Police Volunteer Unit is comprised of men and women of all ages who want to give back to their community, learn about and become part of the Cape Coral Police Department family, and have fun while doing it. Our volunteers complete a background investigation and a 6-week Police Volunteer Academy to learn the basics of our police procedures, how to operate department vehicles and equipment, direct traffic, communicate on our radios, and more".

If you are interested in become a CCPD Police Volunteer, contact the Police Volunteer Unit at 239-242-3346.

- Source:?CCPD



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