Port St. Lucie Police Volunteer Program is the selected winner for 2017 International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Leadership in Law Enforcement Volunteer Program Award
On August 14, 2017, Port St. Lucie Police Chief John Bolduc received a letter from the International Association of Chiefs of Police informing him that the Port St. Lucie Police Volunteer Program is the selected winner for the 2017 IACP/Body Worn Leadership in Law Enforcement Volunteer Program Award. Port St. Lucie Police will receive the award at the IACP's Annual Banquet on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
In a submission letter to the IACP, Port St. Lucie Police highlights the outstanding work the volunteers provide to the community of Port St. Lucie as they assist the Police Department in accomplishing their mission. In the letter Volunteer Coordinator Tom Andrew writes "Without a doubt, our 196 volunteers, giving 11,659 hours of service, have increased the effectiveness of overall police services.
The Port St. Lucie Police Volunteer Program was founded in 1981 with Reverend Howard Kennedy as the first volunteer serving as a Police Chaplin. The program has grown over the years to a robust and effective program with services ranging from clerical administrative aides, police chaplains, criminal investigative aide, courier service, crime scene volunteer, lobby reception, parking enforcement, speed trailer deployment, record's section volunteer, park patrols, and Volunteer Response Team who respond to areas of crime and go door to door informing residents of activities in their neighborhood.
Congratulations to all the hard working men and women who volunteer their time and service to the Port St. Lucie Police Department.