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Appleton Police Recognized Nationally for Volunteer Program

Post Date:06/29/2016 10:24 AM

The Appleton Police Department is receiving national recognition for its longstanding volunteer program.

On June 23, 2016, Chief Todd Thomas was notified by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) of the selection of the Appleton Police Department for the IACP Outstanding Achievement in Law Enforcement Volunteer Program (VIPS) Award.  Two other agencies, Bellevue, Washington, Police Department and Rocklin, California, Police Department are also recognized as 2016 award winners.

The Appleton Police Department has benefited from an active volunteer program for many years. With dozens of active volunteers, the department has received assistance with numerous tasks.  Some of those activities have involved the SpeedWatch program, station tours, translation of documents, coordination of events, mailing and clerical assistance and involvement in our National Night Out program.

According to Chief Thomas, “There are so many people to thank for this recognition. We can’t even start naming them. This award recognizes the work by those currently involved with program, but also is possible because of the work of those who came before us and established the foundation of our VIP program.”

The Appleton Police Department is currently planning to have representation at the IACP International Conference; held in San Diego in October (expenses paid by IACP). The award will be presented during the conference. 

For more information on the Volunteers in Police Service Program, please contact Beth Jasiak at the Appleton Police Department (920) 832-5512.  Information is also available on the department’s webpage.

If you would like further information please contact Sgt. Dave Lund at (920) 832-5509. 

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