Ten of hardest working and dedicated volunteers in the City of League City have earned “Master Status” in the City’s Volunteering in Policing Program, also known as VIP. To earn the top honor, individuals must have five years of service to the police department, have attended 30 hours of advanced training, and provided 500 hours of support to the City, 100 of which are Citizen on Patrol hours.
The ten men and women were recently honored by the Mayor and City Council and received a plaque, an engraved pocket knife, and a “master” patch they can add to their uniform shirt. Master VIP recipients include: Bill Keogh, Thomas Stag, Shari Ferguson, John Compton, John Paul, Walt Lovercheck, Jennifer Cook, Ray Elam, Frank Diblelo, and Beverly Williams.
“Our volunteers are vibrant, dynamic, and engaged individuals who choose to serve the department and we are pleased to recognize them for their service,” said Officer Todd Young who oversees the VIP program
The City’s VIP program begin in 2013 and is comprised of graduates from the League City Police Department’s Citizen Police Academy. The City currently has 93 VIPs who volunteer over 8,000 hours a year performing tasks such as neighborhood patrols, disabled parking enforcement, and code enforcement duties. They also pick up over 400 bandit signs a month.
If interested in attending the League City Police Department’s Citizen Police Academy click here for more information or contact Officer Christy Galyean at 281-338-8201.