On September 30,
2006, Alvin Police Department unveiled their newest tool to help keep Alvin
safe. A group of specially trained citizens from the Alvin Citizenís Police
Academy Alumni Association made make their first patrol in the groupís new
Citizenís Patrol Unit. The specially equipped and marked patrol vehicle
will allow the Patrol Unit to act as an extra set of eyes and ears for the
citizens of Alvin. Each member of the Unit has completed the 32 hour
Citizenís Police Academy and an additional 60 hours of specialized training
in patrol techniques, qualifying them to begin patrolling Alvinís streets.
The Citizenís Patrol Unit assists Alvin Police Department
with crime prevention patrols, motorist assistance, wrecker stand-by,
traffic control, close patrols and handicapped parking enforcement. Our
mission is to act as a force multiplier for the cityís police officers. We
assist them with non-enforcement activities so that they are available to
answer more calls. We also act as a deterrent to crime by conducting highly
Applicants for the Citizenís Patrol Unit must either have completed
the Citizenís Police Academy or be willing to
complete the Academy during the next offering.
An application for the Citizenís Patrol Unit can be filled
out and brought to the PD to the attention of Sgt. Tim Hubbard. Anyone
interested in the Citizenís Police Academy or the Citizenís Patrol program
should contact either Ruben Solano for the Alvin Citizenís Police Academy @
281-585-7100 or Sgt. Tim Hubbard for the Alvin Citizenís Patrol Unit @
281-585-7106 or firstname.lastname@example.org.