The department recently recognized two of our senior CRIME WATCH volunteers for each having achieved over 500 hours of service to the community since the start of the program in December 2007. CRIME WATCH volunteers Ken Powell and Joan Johnson both racked up over 500 hours of service to the department.
CRIME WATCH volunteers assist the police department with residential vacation and business security checks; neighborhood speed checks; safety presentations at the schools; the business after-hours emergency registration program; the Map-Your-Neighborhood program; National Night Out; provide traffic control and security at Olympic Stadium, school games and other local events; as well as provide office support to include filing and other such tasks.
The CRIME WATCH volunteers are provided uniforms, training and a vehicle to conduct their duties. All of their time and energy is donated at no cost to the department in service to the citizens of Hoquiam.
I am very proud of the efforts of our CRIME WATCH volunteers because they are an important part of our department as we help to keep Hoquiam a safe and strong community. To date, all of the CRIME WATCH volunteers had donated a total of over 3,300 hours of service!
As we reflect on this holiday season, we are very thankful for the dedicated service of our CRIME WATCH volunteers.