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Effective 2014 the LPCPAAA newsletter will be published via the Region One monthly newsletter.

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Blue Santa


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Volunteers!

Volunteer Hours
Served in 2014:

January:  191
February:  351.75
March:   316.25
April:   381
May:   332.75
June:   154.50
July:   219
August:   
September:   
October:   
November:  
December:  

2014 YTD:
1946.25

2013: 4254

2012: 5419

 

 

Calendar of Events

Events 2014

A full list of Volunteer activities is available via our Calendar.  Simply click on the link above to view all known events scheduled throughout November and December.

To Volunteer - Contact Deb Hathorn at hathornd@laportetx.gov with the name of the event, your name and contact information.

 

 

 


 

 

 

ATTENTION MEMBERS: Our next scheduled meeting will be Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 6:30PM in the TRAINING CENTER of the LPPD. 

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ATTENTION: Register TODAY for La Porte City "U"!

FREE Classes start Tuesday, September 9th. This is not your typical university class. These sessions are aimed at helping citizens learn how the City of La Porte operates. Residents are encouraged to participate and explore the various steps taken to keep the city running smoothly, see where and how your tax dollars are at work!!

For more details: Click Here

Chili's Restaurant Supports Blue Santa

Chili's at 8690 Spencer Hwy. in La Porte has teamed up with the LPCPAAA to support the LPPD Blue Santa program! Starting Monday, August 18th from 5pm-11pm and continuing each third Monday of each month through November, Chili's will donate 10% of the sales to the Blue Santa Program.

Simply present the flyer at the time of your order to take advantage of this offer. Feel free to print off as many flyers as you like for September 15th  5pm-11pm and share with your family and friends too! Mark Monday, September 15th on your calendar and make plans to meet up for dinner to help the Blue Santa program.  (Please do not pass out flyers in the parking lot on the day of the event.)

A new flyer will be available on this site as well as our Facebook page (LA PORTE CITIZENS POLICE ACADEMY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION) each month. Attention: A flyer MUST be attached to your reciept to validate the offer. 

CLICK HERE FOR THE CURRENT FLYER:  Chili's Flyer

 

Basic Citizens Police Academy

The next Basic CPA Class we begin Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 6:30pm in the LPPD Training Center located at the La Porte Police Department 3001 N 23rd St La Porte, TX (corner of Spencer & 23rd).

The ultimate mission and primary focus of the CPA is to bring the Police Department and the community closer together by educating one another.  The Department believe that the goal of establishing a safer community can best be achieved if the police and the community make a positive connection with one another.  In short, the La Porte Citizen Police Academy is a community awareness program geared toward a partnership between the police department and the citizens they serve.

The academy is scheduled for 14 consecutive Tuesday nights, from 6:30pm until 9:00pm. The classes are taught by the City of La Porte Police Department employees, most are certified police officers of various ranks; others are civilian employees in the specialty fields that will be covered during the training sessions. The classes do have some hands on type training as well as demonstrations and instructional. Past classes have included information on S.W.AT., K-9 division, Department of Traffic, gun safety, court procedures, dispatch procedures, and much more.

If you live, work or even pass through La Porte, you are eligible to attend classes. An Application and approval is required prior to attending the Basic class. 

Contact Officer Jeff Tippit at 281-471-2141 for more details.

 

LP EXPLORER PROGRAM EXPANDS

On August 14th, 2014 the La Porte Police Department welcomed a select set of young citizens into their family of community servants.  LPPD’s original 2014 Explorer Academy was held from August 11th through the 14th,  and participants were exposed to a multitude of police-related activities.  Graduates included: Corby Alexander, Will Davis, Isaiah Escobar, Noah Gonzales, Matthew Guyon, Nicholas Guyon, Chris Melton, Daniel Snell, and Joshua Zech.  The newly graduated group now joins many other young men and women from the La Porte community in their ongoing examination of the law enforcement profession.

Exploring is a program designed by Learning for Life (a sub-division of the Boy Scouts of America) for young adults, both male and female, ages 14 (and completed 8th grade) to 20 that share an attraction to a specific career such as law enforcement. Many different law enforcement agencies sponsor explorer programs in the eduation of participants to become future law enforcement officers or to have a career in law enforcement. The program provides an ideal link between the academic environment and the real world.

Explorer Students benefit in the areas of:  character development, building self-confidence, establishing leadership skills, ongoing social development, unique career experiences, networking & internships, volunteer & community service opportunities, and recognition of the value surrounding group collaboration and teamwork.With their current graduation and certification, the new Youth Explorers may also participate in the Patrol Ride-Along Program upon obtaining permission from their legal guardians. 

For questions concerning either of La Porte’s Youth Explorer Post, please contact the Support Services Division at 281-842-3183, or log onto the department’s website at http://www.ci.la-porte.tx.us/gov/police/support/youth_explorer_program/default.asp  Article by John Krueger, LPPD

 

EXPLORE THE LPCPAAA WEBSITE

Take a voyage around our website to learn more about all the excitement of being a LPCPAAA Volunteer!  Check out the Media Reports for current and past news about community and Police related activities.  View our Photo Gallery to actually see what goes on at many of our events and activities. Explore the Newsletters and learn more about what we're all about, what we do, when we do it, and how we go about making this organization one of the best CPA Alumni's in the State of Texas!  Consider joining the fun by completing an application to attend the next CPA Class and then join the Alumni to continue your volunteerism.  There is something for everyone and we'd love to have you on our team!

2014 LPCPAAA Board 

Please join us in congratulating the 2014 LPCPAAA Board:

President:  Brenda Pritchard                         1VP:  Aubry Sartori

2VP:  Paula Wohnoutka                                Treasurer:  Vicky Copley

Secretary:  Richard Browder (not pictured below)

Assistant Chief Ron Parker asked the group to raise their hand and take the oath of office as they commit to complete their duties of office, promote the organization and abide by all rules and regulations of the organization and their positions.

Following the swearing in of officers, the members immediately began conducting business and making plans for 2014. In addition to having several new members join the organization, many stepped up to chair and or join new committees for 2014 aimed at improving participation in the community or orgranization.

 

Another important piece of business completed during the meeting was the presentation of a special award to Paula Rizzuto in recognition of her outstanding volunteerism in 2013.  Paula shared over 823 hours of her time throughout the year to volunteer at several events, assist with special duties around the station, conduct weekly Citizens On Patrol patrols around the city, and assist the dispatch office several days each week by acting as a Dispatch Greeter to help citizens and relieve the dispatch team of that function. As a result, Paula has received the Presidents Volunteer Service Award gold status certificate of appreciation. 

 

Blue Santa Volunteers Respond in a Big Way

The Blue Santa Program is a combined endeavor between the La Porte Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association (LPCAAA), The La Porte Police Officers Association, and the La Porte Municipal Court, and provides Christmas-time support for some of the wonderful families of La Porte. The program’s primary mission is to provide toys and Christmas dinners for needy children and their families through the Neighborhood Center, many of whom would not have the means to hold traditional Christmas festivities without help from their community. 

LPCPAAA holds many events throughout the year in support of this traditional program. See our Photo Gallery, and learn how you can catch the Blue Santa spirit. For more information about the Blue Santa program - contact:

526 San Jacinto
La Porte, Texas 77571
Phone: 281-842-3149

 

LPCPAAA Membership Application

As a member of the LPCPAAA you will enjoy the benefits of volunteerism and join a group of dedicated individuals. The effort put forth by the LPCAAA and their associates is a proven success and serves as an example of the level of service we all should strive for. For more information on LPCAAA, or any of their other community outreach activities, please contact LPCPAAA President, Brenda Pritchard.

Click Here for an application to apply for membership or to renew your membership for the current year. No person shall be denied membership in this association because of race, religion, sex, disability, or ethnic background.

100% of membership dues help support all the programs of the LPCPAAA and directly benefit the La Porte community.