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During December, the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office V.O.I.C.E Citizens Patrol conducted 28 community patrols countywide with 35 volunteers and logging a total of 2,886 miles.
Volunteers spent 332.5 hours volunteering in administrative support, 130.5 hours in the detention center, 81.5 at the courthouse, 40 hours conducting transport support, 41 hours at special/community events, 62 hours on the unsolved cases team, 4.5 hours of support to Air One, 101.5 hours helping Animal Protective Services and four hours in the G.R.E.A.T. mentor program.
For December, sheriff’s volunteers completed 1,034 hours of volunteer service at a value of $15,838.17.
In addition non-BCSO volunteers provided an additional 707 hours at a value of $11,036.27 to Animal Protective Services. This was an increase of 9.5 hours and $148.29 from November.
From January through December 2012, volunteers provided 13,332.5 hours to BCSO. This represents an average of 1,111 hours at a value of $17,073.22 per month.
Total volunteer hours for 2012 including non-BCSO volunteers at Animal Protective Services, were 17,258 at a value of $266,155.65.
Total hours in 2012 were 4,924 more than 2011 an average increase of 106.7 per month more than than the 2011 monthly average.
The value of volunteer hours in 2012 was $67,536.86 more than 2011 and averaged $1,812.49 per month more than the 2011 average.
Volunteers contributed efforts in 11 areas in 2012, up from eight in 2011.
At the end of December, there were 45 elite status volunteers with an excess of 100 hours for the year. One volunteer logged 1,000-plus hours; one volunteer logged 500-plus hours; two volunteers logged 400-500 hours; six volunteers logged 300-400 hours, 13 volunteers logged 200-300 hours; and 22 logged 100-200 hours.
For more information, contact Sgt. Bert Reaves at 253-2745 or volunteer coordinator Ted Carlsen at 200-5956 or visit www.brunswicksheriff.com.