New Partnership Results in Crest Lake Volunteer Patrol
CLEARWATER - The Clearwater Police Department is beefing up its resources to identify law enforcement and quality of life issues in the Skycrest community. Last year, retiring Police Chief Sid Klein challenged residents to play a more active role by forming a volunteer patrol. Several residents stepped up and met the challenge. Nine volunteers completed the mandatory training for the Volunteer Program and were introduced as the Crest Lake Volunteer Patrol on February 20th.
"This is a partnership between the police department and the community to work hand-in-hand to combat crime and other community issues," said Klein. "I'm very excited the community has stepped up to the challenge to help police address quality of life issues in the neighborhood," said newly appointed Police Chief Anthony Holloway.
Volunteers will assist sworn officers in non-hazardous situations such as crime watch, directed patrols, code violations, ordinance violations, and public education.
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