When Mary Wittmeyer began volunteering with the Port Orange Volunteers in Police Service by the Police Division, Mayor Don Burnette was a junior in highschool.
Whittmeyer was acknowledged by the town and the Police Division for 35 years of volunteer service on the Metropolis Council assembly on April 16. Police Chief Thomas Grimaldi offered Wittmeyer with a service pin.
Grimaldi mentioned the VIPS assist the police in many various methods. They carry out companies that law enforcement officials would possibly do, so the officers will be despatched for different duties. He mentioned they’re of nice worth to the police and residents. VIPS might assist with visitors management, fingerprinting, trip home watches and courier service.
Whittmeyer began volunteering with VIPS in 1983, the place she served as secretary and later, as treasurer. Over time, she served within the POPD patrol and visitors division. She additionally hung out with the detective division, chasing down pawn tickets and pawn store lists for the police so they may examine crimes.
Whittmeyer averages over 900 volunteer hours for the town per 12 months. She is on the Police Division a minimum of 3 times per week and helps with no matter is requested of her. She attends particular occasions to assist the police, as effectively.
“Mary, on behalf of all the Port Orange Police Division, and, dare I say, the town of Port Orange, thanks a lot to your service, and once more, thanks for the nice disposition you convey into our police division every single day,” Grimaldi mentioned. “We love seeing you, and we are able to’t watch for 35 extra.”
Wittmeyer acquired her pin to the applause of an viewers full of residents and fellow VIPS who got here to the assembly to lend their help.