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Community Programs



Each year our association provides hundreds of hours of community and police department support.  We wish to thanks all our volunteers, those who contributed in the past and those continuing to support our volunteer missions.


NATIONAL  NIGHT  OUT: 

Our organization contacts residents to assist in creating block parties, providing materials and helping advertise this event.  Our membership provides volunteers to be part of the police delegation that goes to each block party in Universal City.  Our city has been nationally recognized for the success of its program.  The Police Department has delegated the responsibilities of NNO registration to the Universal City Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association.  Please contact the organization at 659-0333, Ext. 526 with the location of your party or if you have any questions concerning NNO or other city-wide crime prevention topics.  If you prefer, you may contact our National Night Out Coordinator at NNOC.

BLUE  SANTA:

Blue Santa is a police program designed to provide Christmas presents for those children who might otherwise go without.  Our organization helps plan and raise money annually for the program.  Over 100 children and their families receive presents and food for Christmas.

NEIGHBORHOOD  WATCH:

Our organization assists volunteer Neighborhood Watch Block Captains to establish crime prevention initiatives in their local neighborhoods.  There are currently over 180 volunteer block captains or points of contact in the city.  We provide briefings, handouts and other crime prevention resources to the neighborhoods and continuation training for the block captiains.  If you are interested in starting a Neighborhood Watch program in your area or if you would simply like more information on Neighborhood Watch programs, call the Universal City Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association (659-0333, Ext. 526) or e-mail our Neighborhood Watch Coordinator.   Further crime prevention information is also available at the website for the National Crime Prevention Council.

VETERANS'  DAY  PARADE:

Our organization assists other organizations in setting up the parade.  We also provide volunteers to augment the police department in traffic management, assist McGruff and hand out candies to the children.  Our volunteers also march in the parade and provide handouts and brochures regarding safety for the children of our city.
  

FINGERPRINTING  OF  CHILDREN:

Our organization provides volunteers to help promote fingerprinting of our children in our city.  During these events we also distribute handouts about various police programs within our city to assist families in the safekeeping of their children.  Children's fingerprinting sessions are held periodically during the year at various business locations and civic events.

CITIZENS  POLICE  ACADEMY:

Our organization promotes public awareness of this free opportunity for our citizens.  We provide a Registrar to process all Academy applicants and maintain a student roster.  The registrar also provides administrative support for each course.  Our members act as witnesses in crime scene investigation, suspects in hostage situations and other roles in various training scenarios.

POLICE  DEPARTMENT  ADMINISTRATION  SUPPORT:

Our organization provides volunteers for administrative duties within the Police Department.  The intent is to assist with various labor intensive tasks that free the officers and staff to perform other important duties. Our tasks include such things as filing warrants, mailing house alarm permits, court liason support and researching grant opportunities.  Members must be trained and certified before handling any sensitive information.