On Monday, the Marshalltown City Council recognized the members of the Marshalltown Police Citizen Volunteers.
Since Jan. 1, the members of the MPCV have contributed 328.5 hours of service to the city and Bill Burke, a retired reserve police officer, has contributed 348 hours of service to the city. According to the website www.independentsector.org/volunteer_time the dollar value for volunteer time in Iowa is $17.22 per hour, which means our volunteers have given $11,649.33 of value to the city.
MPCV, who can be recognized by their blue polo shirts, have provided their time and talents during RAGBRAI, President Obama's visit to Marshalltown, the BBQ Fest in Riverview Park, Bike Rodeos, Fourth of July Fireworks and Halloween just to name a few.
The Marshalltown City Council recognized the members of the Marshalltown Police Citizen Volunteers at the recent council meeting. Pictured, from left: Captain Brian Batterson, Buck Hepler, Mary Douds, Kaye Burke, Joan Moore, John Helfer, Pat Helfer, Mike Nablo, Dan Brandt and Captain Michael Hanken.
"We are extremely proud of our outstanding volunteers," said Captain Brian Batterson. "Marshalltown Police Citizen Volunteers are role models in our community, donating their time, energy and talent to make Marshalltown a better place. The City Council recognition is our way of thanking these volunteers and inspiring everyone in our community to make volunteering a central part of their lives."
Those interested in becoming a MPCV must attend the 2013 Citizen's Police Academy, which begins March 19. For more information contact Captain Batterson at 641-754-5729.