SHOW LOW, Ariz. (May 12, 2016) – Capt. Michael Gibson and members of Show Low Police Department’s Senior Patrol accepted the keys to a new vehicle from Mayor Daryl Seymore, with Councilmen Rennie Crittenden and Brent Hatch in attendance, at a ceremony held May 12 at Show Low City Hall. The vehicle, approved by the Show Low City Council during the budget process, will help these committed volunteers continue to provide valuable services to Show Low’s citizens—patrolling neighborhoods, parks and business areas; checking on homes for vacationing residents; assisting with traffic control for community events; and enforcing handicapped parking violations.
“I’ve heard so many compliments about our Senior Patrol volunteers from appreciative citizens,” said Mayor Seymore. “They should be recognized by every citizen for their conscientious commitment to do the job ‘right’ and for following up on any suspicious activity they see while patrolling our streets.”
“They are great ambassadors for the Show Low Police Department, “added Police Chief Joe Shelley. “Many of our citizens who’ve been helped pay them back through generous unsolicited donations, which are funneled back into the program for uniforms, radios and even cars! Senior Patrol also donates annually to various charities, which is another way they help our community.”
As proof of their dedication, the Senior Patrol, currently at 19 members, volunteered over 8,000 hours in 2015, almost a thousand hours more than the previous year. They also kept watch on over 250 homes while the occupants, typically seasonal