The Heart of the Community
History of the Volunteer Program Development
The Carol Stream Police Department began its volunteer program in 1997. The program was initiated as a means of integrating the community policing philosophy in the department. Sgt. Pat Quinn (ret.) of the Community Problem Oriented Policing (CPOP) Unit was sent to Tempe, AZ to gather information on the town's community policing model, as they were one of the pioneers in community policing at the time.
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