(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.

Awards

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

Patrol

  • 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

Volunteer of the Year Award

  • David Woodward

More pictures of the event can be found on our Flickr page here.

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