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Letter: Volunteering with Lodi Partners is rewarding work

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Posted: Wednesday, May 21, 2014 12:00 am

I totally concur with Jan Talken’s letter, “Lodi Police Partners are an asset to the department and the city,” May 3. The Lodi Partners program has been around since 1993, started by then-Chief Larry Hansen and Community Service Officer Jeannie Biskup. Seventeen seniors were anxious to help, but really didn’t know what we could do for the police. Well, we found plenty to do, and as Mrs. Talken said, the work goes on!

Something many people in Lodi and surrounding areas do not know is we Partners buy our own uniforms, shoes and whatever else is needed for the complete uniform. We also conduct money-makers throughout the year so we are able to purchase our own equipment, which includes our vehicles, telephones, cameras and anything else we need to do our jobs.

If you see a Partner around Christmas selling poinsettias or advertising our fall yard sale, remember we are earning money to get equipment to keep Lodi livable and lovable.

We hold two academies a year, so if the fall date doesn’t fit your schedule, you can do a spring academy.

I have been a Partner for 20 years, and really enjoy my work and all the people with whom I work. No two days are the same.

Patricia D. Freeman

Lodi

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