Wheeling Police Department Graduates Six Neighborhood Assistant Volunteers
The Wheeling Police Department graduated six members of its Neighborhood Assistant Volunteer program on Thursday evening.
The graduation brings the total number of volunteers up to 20, which is actually one quarter of the size of the police department. The volunteers are all graduates of the Citizens Police Academy, and spent an additional four weeks of training in order to be trained as a uniformed volunteer.
The training they went through covered rules and regulations, policies and procedures, patrol procedures, traffic direction, scene safety, CPR and AED, and data entry. Volunteers also completed 40 hours of ride-a-longs with supervisors of all shifts.
The Neighborhood Assistant Volunteers help with special events, traffic direction, data entry, issuing handicap citations and other non-criminal activities.
The department hopes to hold more N.A.V. programs in the future.