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Volunteers honored for serving city of Bradenton
Volunteers honored for serving city of Bradenton

Bradenton, Florida - It was a big thank you to volunteers who gave 1,850 hours to the city of Bradenton.

Bradenton Police Department honored its Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS) at an appreciation breakfast Friday morning. They were recognized for their outstanding service as well as helping the department in several ways, including saving the city about $25,000. 

“Our Volunteers help the Department in many different ways from answering the Department’s non-emergency phone line, to coordinating the Department’s Business Trespass program, to acting as a quartermaster for uniform issuance, to making telephone call-backs for the Detective Division. Mr. Mark Reiter, and his wife Mrs. Linda Reiter, who are retired Chicago Police Department Detectives volunteer within the Detective Division, and not only do they conduct telephone callbacks to victims of a crime, they also serve as a resource for our Detectives to use based on their years of experience investigating economic and child abuse crime in a large municipal city. Members of our VIPS program are truly dedicated individuals who mean a lot to us, and are more or less considered a friend than simply a volunteer," says Deputy Chief of Police Warren Merriman.

If you'd like to volunteer with the City of Bradenton, contact Officer Kimberly Camacho of the Crime Prevention Unit at 941-741-3041 or email kimberly.camacho@cityofbradenton.com.

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