Recognize our volunteers with us on Friday, May 15
“I’m learning the ins and outs of local law enforcement and, as a criminal justice major at George Mason University; it’s thrilling to volunteer for the Department. I’m helping organize the new teen police academy and it’s a great fit as I love working with teens.” Katie Treichel
Dr. Keith Kalinowski of Burke, has volunteered since 2013 and is working at the Criminal Justice Academy. A former Deputy Manager of the Hubble Operations Project at Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, Keith moderated a panel that included former NASA Administrator, two astronauts, along with current Hubble personnel and managers.
Join us as the Fairfax County Police Department recognizes Katie, Keith, and dozens of local residents who volunteer and support the public safety mission in Fairfax County. Whether they are offering spiritual solace (Chaplains), stepping in to role-play at our Criminal Justice Academy (Auxiliary Police Officers and Volunteers in Police Service), support patrol officers (Auxiliary Police Officers) or helping organize community safety forums (Auxiliary Police Officers and Volunteers in Police Service), all police department volunteers serve a vital role in Fairfax County.
The 2015 Volunteer Awards Ceremony will be held Friday, May 15 from 7-9 p.m. at the Fairfax County Government Center.
In 2014, three volunteer programs provided 53,630 hours of service to the department.
Among the award recipients being recognized at the ceremony are:
Auxiliary Police Officer of the Year
APO Juan “Rick” Lopez, Mt. Vernon District Station
Auxiliary Police Officer of the Year – Patrol
APO Keith Shaver, Mt. Vernon District Station
Auxiliary Police Officer of the Year – Training
APO William Ridgeway, Operations Support Bureau/Explorers Program
Auxiliary Police Officer of the Year – Crime Prevention
APO Beth Myers, Fair Oaks District Station
Volunteers in Police Service of the Year
VIPS Phil Schroeder, West Springfield District Station
Volunteers in Police Service of the Year – Administration
VIPS Gerald Kirwin, Court Liaison
Volunteers in Police Service of the Year – Training (Dual Award)
Dr. William Hauda & Dr. Andrew Forgash, Helicopter Division
Volunteers in Police Service of the Year – Crime Prevention
VIPS John Werderman, Sully District Station
Volunteers in Police Service – Animal Shelter (Dual Award)
VIPS Laura Shugrue and VIPS Angela Coyle
Chaplain of the Year
Chaplain Phil Bishop, Franconia District Station
For more information on Volunteers in Police Service, see http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/police/getinvolved/120711volunteers.htm.