The Weatherford Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association held its annual awards ceremony April 25, recognizing several members of the local community who have volunteered numerous hours to the Weatherford Police Department.
The awards began with WCPAAA president Chris Hummel and Sgt. Dennis Whitford welcoming everyone, followed by Weatherford City Manager Jerry Blaisdell recognizing the group. Mayor Dennis Hooks was also present for the ceremony.
Several awards were presented to deserving members for their outstanding contributions to include Presidential Service Awards presented by Chief Mike Manning, Chris Hummel and Sgt. Whitford.
Bronze service awards for 100 to 249 hours of service were awarded to Bill Davis, Raymond DeLano, Frank Jones, Carene Luman, Roy Luman, Alice Reader, Jim Reader, Todd Saul, Sally Schneekloth, Kathy Terry and Bob Tinsley.
Silver service awards for 250 to 499 hours of service were awarded to Benita Dennis, Barbara Hummel and Chris Hummel.
Gold service awards for a group total of more than 1,000 hours and individual hours of 25 were awarded to Bill Davis, Benita Dennis, Raymond De Lano, Beverly De Lano, David Dobias, Sharon Dobias, Stan Frazier, E C Green, Brandon Hughes, Linda Hughes, Barbara Hummel, Chris Hummel, Betsy Jones, Frank Jones, Carene Luman, Roy Luman, Marguerite Madden, Alice Reader, Jim Reader, Todd Saul, Sally Scheekloth, Charles Standifer, Daveenya Stone, Kathy Terry and Bob Tinsley.
The WCPAAA is a vital part of the operations at the Weatherford Police Department. The group’s total hours of volunteer service for 2012 equates to more than $70,000. of service. The personnel at the Weatherford Police Department extend a great deal of respect and gratitude toward the group for their dedication and service to the community.
The Weatherford Police Department and the WCPAAA is hosting a meet and greet on Tuesday, May 28, at 7 p.m. This event is open to the public to come by and familiarize themselves with the police department as well as the Weatherford Citizens Police Academy.
Members and police department staff will be available to answer any questions about the program and to assist those individuals who are interested in registering for the upcoming Weatherford Citizens Police Academy class, which begins June 4. The eight-week academy will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
The application process is available on the City of Weatherford Police Department’s website.