Surprise Police Volunteer Program wins the 2015 IACP Award for Outstanding Achievement in Law Enforcement Volunteer Programs
Surprise, AZ (October 26, 2015) Recently, the Surprise Police Department’s Volunteer Program was awarded the 2015 International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Award for Outstanding Achievement in Law Enforcement Volunteer Programs.
This past weekend, Lani Janis, the Commander of the Surprise Citizen Patrol, and Barbara Jones, a volunteer victim advocate with the department, accompanied Surprise Police Chief Terry Young, Assistant Police Chief Geoffrey Leggett, and Police Commander Randy Rody, to the IACP annual conference in Chicago, Illinois in order to accept the award for our volunteers.
The members of the Surprise Police Department’s Volunteer Program have truly become an integral part of the DNA that makes up our organization. The Surprise Police Department volunteer program consists of citizens participating as members of the Surprise Citizen’s Patrol, Victim Assistance Unit, chaplains, reserve police officers, interns and other volunteers such as those serving in the Records Unit, Training/Recruitment Unit and the Professional Standards Unit.
The support provided by these men and women ultimately plays a key role in the Department’s mission to maintain a safe community by providing extraordinary law enforcement customer service. Their hard work, dedication and exemplary efforts are inspiring and truly deserving of the 2015 IACP Outstanding Achievement in Law Enforcement Volunteer Programs Award.