Police Department in
The Volunteer Homeland Reserve Unit (VHRU)
Henderson Police Department, with the support of the Volunteer
Homeland Reserve Unit (VHRU) is considering the development of
a Mentoring Program.
intent of this program is to capitalize on the years of experience
of the VHRU members and their vast knowledge in Law Enforcement.
The program could involve one-on-one interaction with Police
Academy recruits as well as informal classroom discussions.
order to move forward with this concept, we first need to ascertain
the number of Volunteers who have an interest and identify their
individual areas of expertise. A letter and a questionnaire will
be sent to all Volunteers to quantify the interest.
taking the first step and volunteering as a Mentor, you will
demonstrate an admirable commitment to Henderson’s new
discussions will be held with the Henderson Police Department
in the near future to discuss and develop this program.
VHRU members will have an opportunity to ride along with uniformed
police officers during a ten hour shift on patrol. This interaction
will foster a relationship between the former law enforcement
officers and the Henderson police officers.
are under way with the City of Henderson to create a volunteer
Citizens Corp utilizing members of the VHRU to organize related
activities and assist the Henderson Police Department internally
as well as in the community.
2005 FORMATION OF THE
HENDERSON POLICE DEPARTMENT
Discussions were held with the Chief of the City of Henderson
Police Department. The formation of the Citizen Corps which is
comprised of members from the VHRU was approved by the Chief. The
VHRU drafted a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to form the Citizen
Corps. It was reviewed by the City of Henderson Attorneys and on
August 3, 2005 was signed by both parties. All volunteers that
are assigned to the Citizen Corps must attend the Henderson Police
Departments Citizen Academy in order to participate. Additionally,
each must undergo a background check and be fingerprinted.
The newly formed Citizens Corps became a reality and began a number
of programs within the City of Henderson Police Department. The
Coordinator of this group was invited to attend the Chief’s
weekly briefing with his Deputy Chiefs, Captains and Civilian heads
of departments. Having the Citizen Corps representative present,
he/she is able to become more familiar with the operation and the
policy and procedures of this Department.
Please see Henderson PD Citizen Corps website