January 14, 2009 > Citizen Volunteers honored
Citizen Volunteers honored
By Dustin Findley
Mayor Livengood and Vice Mayor McHugh presented certificates to the Citizen Volunteers of the Milpitas Police Department at the last city council. "These are the Citizen Volunteers for the police department. They are civilians that come in and donate their personal time to help out the police department and the city with various tasks. In the year 2008 they donated over 4,174 hours. Since the inception in 2002 they donated over 25,000 hours. One of their biggest accomplishments is their child identification and fingerprinting, where they have personally fingerprinted over 25,000 children in the Santa Clara County" said Sgt. Daryl Sequeira, supervisor of the program.
Livengood said that the council believes very strongly in volunteerism in the city, and listed some of the many duties in which the citizen volunteers participate, Great Mall store front volunteer, archivist, records assistant, special events assistant, newspaper editor, police facility tour guide, volunteer coordinator, special events photographer, neighborhood watch assistant, evidence assistant, crime prevention assistant, and more.