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Avon Police launch volunteer program

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Avon, CO Colorado

AVON, Colorado ” The police department in Avon, Colorado has recently started Volunteers in Police Services Program. This nationwide program was created after the Sept. 11 attacks to get Americans involved in their communities.

Volunteers perform services such as fingerprinting, data entry, counter and phone reports on non-criminal cases, and help with the planning of neighborhood activities. They can also strengthen the relationship between police and the community.

This frees up officers to spend more time patrolling the town, Avon Police Chief Brian Kozak says.

Currently, the Avon Police Department has two volunteers and is looking for more interested people to join our program.-

Judith Haeberle has over 20 years of experience in social service work in Arizona and helped start Avon’s volunteer program.-

Thomas Schneider, a local pastor for over 11 years, has generously volunteered to be police chaplain. As chaplain, Schneider will assist victims of crime deal with a loss or be a sounding board for officers who need to confidentially talk to someone about stressful calls.-

If you would like to volunteer with the Avon Police Department, contact Bert Jaramillo-Leyba, Volunteers in Police Services Program coordinator, at (970)748-4007.

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