Orange Police Department Volunteers

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Honoree: Vern Demars

Honored by: Orange Police Department

Cause Area: Law Enforcement & Public Safety

Vern has been a member of the Orange Police Department since May 2012. Vern is an invaluable member of our department who can be relied upon whenever he is needed. He is part of the City of Orange Amateur Radio (COAR) team which assists with auxiliary emergency communications. One of the biggest events he assists with is supporting the communication needs of the OPD team during the Baker-2-Vegas relay each year. He also has helped with the Kids Print Program, the Child DNA Service, Vacation and Code Enforcement Checks, and our Detective Bureau inspecting the “bait” bicycles and ensuring they are correctly functioning. Vern is a pleasure to work with and his easygoing personality, combined with his willingness to help as needed, makes him an ideal volunteer. He enjoys volunteering because he has met and worked with like minded people who enjoy volunteer work. Also, he has learned the inside workings of the police department. Plus, the amateur radio group has people with different skill levels who are always willing to share their knowledge. The Orange Police Department would like to recognize and thank Vern for all his hard work and dedication!

 

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Honoree: Sue Foster

Honored by: Orange Police Department

Cause Area: Law Enforcement  & Public Safety

Sue has been a member of the Orange Police Department since September 2011 and is an invaluable member of our department. Sue helps wherever she can and has been a tremendous support with the Information Booth, Citizen Academy, Child DNA Program, and Field Services. She also assists with our partners, the Mental Health Association, as well as the annual National Night Out and Treats in the Streets. Sue is a pleasure to work with and always brings fun to the projects she helps with. She enjoys the camaraderie with her fellow volunteers and the police personnel. It has been a rewarding experience for her to learn about the various departments and responsibilities within the PD, which has given her an opportunity to expand her knowledge of criminal justice. In addition, as a volunteer, Sue helps supplement and support the officers so they may devote more time to their primary duties. The Orange Police Department would like to recognize and thank Sue for all her hard work and dedication!

 

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Honoree: Marty Lucio

Honored by: Orange Police Department

Cause Area: Law Enforcement & Public Safety

Marty has been a member of the Orange Police Department since July 2013. Marty is a valuable volunteer who is always willing to help wherever she is needed. She helps in our Detective Bureau and our Records Bureau. She also assists with projects with our partner, the Mental Health Association, such as their annual Mental Health Conference. In addition, Marty helps with the annual Treats In The Streets helping with the Kids Print and more recently, the Child DNA Service. Marty is a pleasure to work with and her positive, can-do attitude is appreciated by all. Her favorite part of volunteering is knowing it’s making a difference, especially with the overwhelming amount of work processed daily by our Police Force. Prior to volunteering, Marty never realized how much volunteering meant to the public. For her, it’s a great feeling to be able to give back. The Orange Police Department would like to recognize and thank Marty for all her hard work and dedication!

 

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Honoree: Darlaine Oleskiewicz

Honored by: Orange Police Department

Cause Area: Law Enforcement & Public Safety

Darlaine has been a member of the Orange Police Department since January 2007. Darlaine is a valuable volunteer whose help is truly appreciated. Darlaine currently helps in our Detective Bureau processing teletypes, pawn slips, field interview cards and registrants paperwork. She also has helped with the Kids Print Program, Child DNA Service, Fleet, special assignments in Patrol, and the Point of Dispensing Emergency Exercise. Darlaine is a pleasure to work with and her enthusiasm is appreciated by everyone at the department. Her favorite parts of volunteering include working and completing her assignments, as this helps free up officers and investigators to work on other aspects of their job. She has learned a lot about the police department by working with both sworn and non-sworn employees. Everyone at OPD seems to respect volunteers and appreciate their help. Serving the city in which she has worked, lived and raised her family is a bonus. The Orange Police Department would like to recognize and thank Darlaine for all her hard work and dedication!

 

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Honoree: Suzanne Sanchez

Honored by: Orange Police Department

Cause Area: Law Enforcement  & Public Safety

Suzanne has been a member of the Orange Police Department since February 1998. Suzanne is a valuable volunteer who is willing to help whenever she is available. She currently helps with Administration in the Training Library and Crime Prevention. She is responsible for recording and logging all volunteer hours each month for the entire year. She also has assisted with the Kids Print Program, Training, Mobile Command Post Set-up and Tours, Traffic, You Are Not Alone Program, Newsletter, Building Tours, Accounting, and Disaster Preparedness. Suzanne is a pleasure to work with and her kind, patient demeanor is appreciated when working on various projects. Her favorite part of volunteering is the people, not just interacting with the volunteers, but also the staff at OPD. She feels honored to be able to work in various positions and areas. Suzanne shares that she feels so very blessed to be on this team and is honored to have been chosen to receive this prestigious award. She does a job that she loves doing! The Orange Police Department would like to recognize and thank Suzanne for all her hard work and dedication!

 

 

 

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12 thoughts on “Orange Police Department Volunteers

  1. Congrats Suzanne, Dar, Marty, Sue and Vern! You all truly exemplify the Spirit of Volunteerism. Our OPD Volunteers are amazing! Thank you for being so generous in giving your time and talents to the Orange Police Department. Your efforts are appreciated!

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    • Thank you Sgt. Amat; I personally could not be in a better place. Feel truly honored to with and for, the finest Police Dept in the land; Thank You!

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  2. Thank you Vern, Sue, Marty, Darlaine and Suzanne for your commitment and dedication to the PD and Orange community! It is because of volunteers like you that we are able to consistently provide outstanding service and for that we thank you!

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    • Thank you Carmen, it is definitely my pleasure! There’s nothing better I’d rather be doing; just feel so very privileged & honored to be living my dream of working with my local & loved Police Department; you are all the finest!

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  3. Congrats to our OPD volunteers! Suzanne, Dar, Marty, Sue and Vern are amongst a great group, and we are so appreciative of the time and talents that you all contribute! Our department and community are better because of your service!

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    • Thank you Darlene, it has been my pleasure. I truly love being at OPD and volunteering my time! I look forward to really being retired and being able to contribute even more of my time!

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    • Thank you, Captain Kisela, our soon to be Chief; you are very welcome! It is truly an honor an a privilege to volunteer with OPD. It was a dream come true for me to be able to get on board, that I have been living now for 18 years! My only hope is to continue & be able to contribute even more of my time with the department! Thank you!

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