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Northeast Times | October 23, 2021

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Congratulations to the Volunteers in Police Service Program and the joint Crime Victim’s Liaison Program

Congratulations to the Volunteers in Police Service Program and the joint Crime Victim’s Liaison Program

The City of North Richland Hills congratulates the volunteers and employees of the Volunteers in Police Service Program and the joint Crime Victim’s Liaison Program. Both programs were recently honored with national awards from the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

North Richland Hills Volunteers in Police Service, also known as VIPS, were honored with the Award for Outstanding Achievement in Law Enforcement Volunteer Programs. This award recognizes the VIPS for demonstrating innovative and effective practices that augment the Police Department staff and improve service delivery to the community. There are currently 37 VIPS who volunteer with the NRH Police Department. Several of the volunteers were present to accept the award during the November 10, 2014 City Council Meeting.

Christi Garcia The Crime Victim’s Liaison Program for the cities of North Richland Hills, Haltom City, Richland Hills and Watauga was honored with the Excellence in Victim Services Award. This award recognizes the program’s innovative approach in meeting the needs of crime victims; placing victims at the center of public safety efforts; and using effective partnerships, training methods and tools to assist victims of crime. Since establishing the program in 2009, more than 800 persons have received some form of victim’s services and over 50 outreach programs have been conducted within the four cities. Crime Victim Liaison Christi Garcia accepted the award during the November 10, 2014 City Council Meeting.

More information about Volunteers in Police Service and crime victim’s services can be found on the Police Department’s web pages.