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

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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.

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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.