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Amarillo Police Department hosts annual lunch to honor volunteers

Civilians honored by the APD/ (Source: The Amarillo Police Department) Civilians honored by the APD/ (Source: The Amarillo Police Department)
AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) -

More than 22 volunteers have been honored by Amarillo Police for their assistance to the department. 

To honor these civilians who dedicated their time, the APD hosted a luncheon at Dyer's BBQ on Wednesday, Nov. 2. 

Officers said hours of service volunteers provided varied from several hours to over 700. 

Most of the volunteers worked for the Handicap Patrol, where they issued citations for local parking violations.

With 2,653 hours dedicated within the past year, the Handicap Patrol volunteers have issued 1,196 citations, bringing the total number of citations issued to 25,937 since inception.

In 2015, a total of 3,492 hours were volunteered by the Handicap Patrol, a value of $82,271.52 to the City of Amarillo. 

Thought most of the volunteers work for the Handicap Patrol, some volunteers can also serve as chaplains, and perform various duties in the Service Division, Property Unit and Fleet Management.

If you are interested in volunteering to help the police department, please contact Sgt. Wes Hill at 378-6143. 

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