(February 7, 2019)- The Cape Coral Police Department Police Volunteer Unit was given an appreciation luncheon yesterday at the Yacht Club. This appreciation luncheon is just a small thank you for the amazing work that they do on a day-to-day basis. Just to illustrate the amount of work and in-kind donations they give and do for the community, Police Department, and City, here are some statistics:
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.
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.
Some of the Police Volunteer Unit services include:
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
During the luncheon some awards were presented.
5 Year Service Awards
10 Year Service Awards
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
Lars Giers 478 Hours
Pat Koelber 454 Hours
Bernard Jagodzinski 85 Hours
Volunteer of the Year Award
More pictures of the event can be found on our Flickr page here.
CAPE CORAL POLICE DEPARTMENT | Public Affairs Office | 1100 Cultural Park Boulevard | Cape Coral, FL 33990 | (239) 242-3341