2019 Police Volunteer Unit Award Appreciation Luncheon

The Cape Coral Police Department Police Volunteer Unit was given an appreciation luncheon last week at the Yacht Club. This appreciation luncheon is just a small thank you for the amazing work that they do on a day-to-day basis.

Just to illustrate the amount of work and in-kind donations they give and do for the community, Police Department, and City, here are some statistics:

  • In 2017 the Police Volunteer Unit logged 52,992 hours in-kind donations which resulted in $1,279,226.88 savings to the City of Cape Coral.
  • In 2018, the PVU logged and amazing 59,484.35 volunteer hours in-kind donations for an approximate payroll savings of $1,468,668.60.

Some of the Police Volunteer Unit services include:

  • Provides traffic control at City sponsored events and at crash scenes assisting Police Officers
  • Traffic Watch Program – implemented to assist Officers with neighborhood speed complaints
  • Kiddie Print & DNA program – provides this valuable service through community outreach events
  • Vacation home checks
  • Court document delivery
  • Police Department vehicle transports
  • PVU Marine Unit provides a presence on the waterways to assist boaters
  • Provide assistance at both the Police Department and at City Hall at the information desks

During the luncheon some awards were presented.


5 Year Service Awards

  • Linda Warbreck
  • Udo Werner

10 Year Service Awards

  • Joe Brearman
  • Jerry Mudd Recognition of Hours Awards

Volunteer Recognition of Hours Award


  • Doreen Robertson 1,357 Hours
  • Thomas LaPointe 1,354 Hours
  • Bill Lantz 1,274 Hours


  • Lars Giers 478 Hours
  • Pat Koelber 454 Hours

Special Events

  • Bernard Jagodzinski 85 Hours

Volunteer of the Year Award

  • David Woodward

Pictures of the event can be found on our Flickr page here.

2019 Police Volunteer Unit Award Appreciation Luncheon