Extra Eyes and Ears

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GJPD Volunteer Patrol

“Grand Junction is a nice community and I would like to keep it that way!  By being on the Volunteer Patrol I can do my part.” – Jim Peterson, GJPD Volunteer Patrol

Like a lot of Grand Junctionites, we here at the GJPD feel very fortunate to live in a great community.  One of the biggest components of our community that makes it great is the people; generous folks who are willing to give their time and resources.  The GJPD experiences this generosity each and every time one of our 60 volunteers walks through our doors.

Our good fortune is your good fortune.  Thanks to our volunteers and a grant from Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad, we are launching our new Volunteer Patrol program.  Ten of our 60 volunteers have been selected to participate and have completed training both in the classroom and behind the wheel.  Their job: be extra eyes and ears for the police officers who are working to keep your streets safe.  The Volunteer Patrol will help with vacation checks, surveillance, and some traffic control.  More duties will be added as the program progresses, and all of the time the volunteers donate gives our police officers more time to focus on higher priority areas and incidents.

If you would like to have the Volunteer Patrol do vacation checks on your home when you’re away please call the GJPD at 970-244-3555 to schedule.

Thanks to Rob Hughes at KJCT for his story on the debut of our volunteer patrol. A photo album of the GJPD Volunteer Patrol has been posted on our Facebook page.

Interesting Statistic:  Nationwide in 2009 police service volunteers logged 8.1 billion hours, resulting in $169- billion in savings. 

2 thoughts on “Extra Eyes and Ears

    kellyKnight said:
    November 4, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    Are ya’ll in need of any additional police volunteers? My husband is really interested in attending the police academy and then joining the police force here in the valley. I’m sure he would jump at the chance to volunteer, get some experience, and learn more about the Grand Junction Police Department.

    Any information would be appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Kelly Knight

      GJPD said:
      November 4, 2010 at 6:17 pm

      Hi Kelly,

      We are always taking applications for new volunteers. Volunteer Services Coordinator Terri Gird can answer your questions. You can reach Terri at 244-3575.

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