Marana Police Volunteers help save the town money - Tucson News Now

Marana Police Volunteers help save the town money

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MARANA, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Town of Marana officialssay they are saving thousands of taxpayer dollars, all thanks to the help of a specialgroup of volunteers.

A group of 50 MaranaPolice Volunteers have logged more than 8,000 hours of service helping theMarana Police Department, saving the town more than $160,000.  According to town officials the volunteerprogram saves $150,000 on average yearly. 

Volunteers with the tenyear old program perform a variety of tasks from reception to fingerprintingand even patrolling.  The group wasrecently nominated for the 2013 Arizona State Governor's Volunteer award; theywill find out in April if they won.

MPD officials say they arealways on the lookout for more police volunteers.  To qualify for the Marana program, volunteersmust be a U.S. citizen; at least 21 years of age; maintain and have a validdriver's license; furnish a copy of a high school diploma or GED and birthcertificate; successfully pass an extensive interview and backgroundinvestigation.  They must also completeorientation training before being accepted into the program.

For more information andto apply to the volunteer police program go online to http://www.marana.com/index.aspx?NID=165

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