Charlene Barton first started volunteering for the STARS program in Stockton. The Lodi Police Partners began shortly soon after, and she decided to join. She said driving three miles to work was a lot different than going 25 miles into Stockton.
For almost 17 years, Barton has volunteered as a Lodi Police Partner. She said that next to having children, it has been the most satisfying thing she has done.