Two Danvillle residents were among a group of 17 seniors from Contra Costa County and nearby who were sworn in as new members of the California Highway Patrol's Senior Volunteer Program.
In their job, Bob Wilson and Gary Garren will provide office backup to uniformed officers and staff, according to acting area commander, Lt. Christopher Sherry. They will help with filing, data entry, answering phones and greeting citizens. The volunteers will also transport CHP vehicles to the shop, deploy the radar trailer and assist at public events and safety presentations.
In doing these jobs, Wilson, Garren and other volunteers will free up officers and staff to focus on the CHP's mission to provide "the highest level of safety, service, and security to the public," Sherry said.
The volunteers were sworn in on Dec. 15 at the conclusion of training. Other volunteers are Jerry Anselmi; Pat Coleman; Shirley Frederickson; Larry Gilbert; Cindy Lima; Don Maddison; Joseph Murdock; Pam Nave; Phil Perrelli; Vickey Rhinehart; Peter Tehaney; Jeffrey Torr; Mike Trott; Don Young; and Lee Zahn
For more information about the Senior Volunteer Program, contact Sherry at (925) 899-2779.