Manchester Police Seek Citizen Volunteers

 Office of Mayor Frank C. Guinta

For Immediate Release, August 3rd, 2006

Contact: Craig Smith(603) 624-6500; (603) 759-5870

Mayor and Police Chief ask residents to help with substations and neighborhood watch groups

Manchester- Mayor Frank C. Guinta and Police Chief John Jaskolka today offered two opportunities for citizens to get involved in community crime prevention. They are asking for volunteers to assist in the operations of Manchester’s various police substations across the city and for individuals to join neighborhood watch groups.

"Community involvement is so important in preventing crime in our city," Guinta said. "Chief Jaskolka and myself are asking anyone that has a few hours to spare, to become community partners with the Manchester Police Department."

Manchester’s police substations are located at Sweeney Park (corner of Walker and South Main Streets) on Manchester’s West Side, 275 Maple Street (across from the JFK Ice Arena), and at the Manchester Community Resource Center on Lake Ave. Volunteers are needed to perform office tasks to supplement and assist the police officers on duty. Some of the tasks include helping with police reports, registering bicycles, taking messages and communicating them to the officers, etc. Manchester Police offer a complete training program for new volunteers including a tutorial for using the Department’s computer system.

"This is a great way for residents to maintain the quality of life in their neighborhoods. A few hours here and there will make a real difference." Guinta added.

Anyone interested in volunteering or forming a neighborhood watch group should contact Sgt. Kevin Kincaid of the Manchester Police Department at 603.628.6132, x437.