As in past years, we continued to
partner with our community volunteers. These individuals give up their personal
time to assist us in our day to day operation. Our Crime Watch Volunteers donated
a total of 4,446 hours, during 2003, to the community's public safety needs.
The areas worked include radar monitoring,
safe boating assistance, beach information site, business night watch, vacation
house checks, and whatever else we asked of them. Jan D. Lane is the Civilian
Crime Watch Coordinator and Sergeant Paul Luck is the Crime Watch Section Supervisor.
Our Chaplain, Bob Hoem, assists
us in many ways. He makes himself available to respond with us when making death
notifications, he is present at surf rescue scenes in order to give assistance
to victims or families, and he is available to each police employee who simply
has a need to talk.
Police Officers assist us by riding with officers in order to be a back up as
needed. Only state certified individuals can be Reserve Officers in the State
of Washington. Certification requires attending a lengthy academy. This requirement
makes it difficult to find individuals who are not only interested in being a
Reserve but who also have time to attend schooling solely for the purpose of becoming