Officer Mary Jane Long and Officer Jeff Starks were voted as the fourth quarter, 2015 PAL Volunteers of the Quarter. Officer Mary Jane Long has volunteered with Vancouver Police Activities since 2014. Prior to being an officer at VPD, she worked for Gresham Police Department where she was also an active volunteer with their PAL program. Officer Jeff Starks has been a PAL volunteer since 2007. Both officers have participated in board and committee duties as well as having spent countless hours with kids in a variety of programs.
Since the beginning of the 2015 school year, Officer Long and Officer Starks have continued to volunteer their time with the PAL Patrol program. Officer Long spends her time with third graders and Officer Starks hangs out with the kindergartners at Mill Plain Elementary. Visiting these classes on a regular basis builds a positive relationship with the kids and police officers.
Thank you Officer Mary Jane Long and Officer Jeff Starks for continuing to support the kids in your community by protecting and serving beyond your law enforcement responsibilities.