Joe Biega Rides Along with the Volunteer Police Service - KFBB.com News, Sports and Weather

Joe Biega Rides Along with the Volunteer Police Service

Posted: Updated:
GREAT FALLS -

Last week we reported on the Police Volunteer Program getting a new patrol car of their very own. Earlier last week I got the chance to take a ride with a patrol and see just what it is that the Volunteer Police Service does.

"We thought what a great way to assist our Police Department serving our city," explains Volunteer, Larry Wilda.

Last week the Great Falls Police Department unveiled a brand new Volunteer Patrol Vehicle. The new car is not the beginning for the Volunteer Police, but a huge stepping stone for this young program.

"It's just a great opportunity early in the game it's still a relatively new program and to come in and to serve your community that way, to serve the Police Department that does such a great job taking car of our community so," says Wilda.

I met with volunteers Emery Giskaas and Larry Wilda, two men who joined, because they found it to be a great way to help their community.

"It's an opportunity for people to be aware that the program is out there to see us and for the department for a lot of reasons," Says Giskaas.

With that we hit the road keeping a careful eye out for any trouble or anything suspicious going on and for volunteer officers this is the most important part of the job.

"We can be eyes and ears and we can do basically the same things that any citizen on the street can do and if you see something that doesn't look right, you need to call it in which of course we do," adds Wilda.

During the drive Volunteer Officer Wilda share a story of how they helped catch a some shoplifters late one night.

"We got about a block away and we found out they were on the run from Wal-Mart, so we did a 180 and went back and met the officers ended up us going south down around Westgate and all the way across a dark lot out by the field there Emery spotted them and we got to asset the officers in getting them," says Wilda.

That is only one of the Volunteer Police success stories and I heard countless more, with success like that the Great Fall Police Department plans to add a bicycle division to patrol over the summer.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • UPDATE: Fire at Silverwood caused by cigarette

    UPDATE: Fire at Silverwood caused by cigarette

    Friday, August 29 2014 2:35 PM EDT2014-08-29 18:35:38 GMT
    ATHOL, Idaho - After a thorough investigation into the fire that closed a portion of Silverwood Theme Park last weekend, investigators with the Timberlake Fire Protection District say it was most likely an improperly discarded cigarette that started the fire.
    ATHOL, Idaho - After a thorough investigation into the fire that closed a portion of Silverwood Theme Park last weekend, investigators with the Timberlake Fire Protection District say it was most likely an improperly discarded cigarette that started the fire. The fire happened on August 24th, around 2:00pm in a restroom at the Boulder Beach Water park. The water park was evacuated while crews worked to put the flames out. 
  • PHOTOS: Zombies In Downtown Spokane!

    PHOTOS: Zombies In Downtown Spokane!

    Wednesday, June 11 2014 10:45 AM EDT2014-06-11 14:45:30 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - In case you missed the first week of production for "Z Nation" in downtown Spokane, we wanted to share the photos we captured of the Zombies we could see lingering around, outside the KHQ station. Filming for the SyFy network's 'Z Nation' is underway! We sent our photographer Reed Schmitt over to the set to get up close and personal.
    SPOKANE, Wash. - In case you missed the first week of production for "Z Nation" in downtown Spokane, we wanted to share the photos we captured of the Zombies we could see lingering around, outside the KHQ station. Filming for the SyFy network's 'Z Nation' is underway! We sent our photographer Reed Schmitt over to the set to get up close and personal.
  • Mills Canyon burn out planned for Tuesday

    Mills Canyon burn out planned for Tuesday

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 12:58 PM EDT2014-07-15 16:58:49 GMT
    ENTIAT, Wash. - A burn out operation is planned for Tuesday morning in an effort to establish a secure line in the bottom of the canyon where the Mills Canyon Fire is burning. Burning material rolling downhill and igniting spot fires on the north side of Swakane Canyon have caused concerns and indicate a vulnerability to a fire escape and repeatedly expose firefighters to very steep terrain and rolling material.
    ENTIAT, Wash. - A burn out operation is planned for Tuesday morning in an effort to establish a secure line in the bottom of the canyon where the Mills Canyon Fire is burning. Burning material rolling downhill and igniting spot fires on the north side of Swakane Canyon have caused concerns and indicate a vulnerability to a fire escape and repeatedly expose firefighters to very steep terrain and rolling material.
Powered by WorldNow

Sports

  • Sports
  • Community

  • Community
  • Powered by WorldNow
    All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and Max Media. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.