At the recent meeting of The American Legion Post 27, Richmond Hill Police Chief Mitch Shores briefed the Post members about current and future operations and equipment of the RHPD.
“The current growth in our community means we are updating equipment and some of our procedures and this is a great opportunity for me to brief our veteran community on what to expect from their police department,” Shores said. “Veterans are a large part of our community and in fact many of the force are veterans; we feel the ‘community service’ mindset of organizations like The American Legion are a common bond.”
“This briefing gave the members an inside view to the RHPD operations and growth challenges facing the department and how they are improving equipment and personnel training. It was very informative, and I think community groups in Richmond Hill getting Chief Shores’ talk is time well spent,” Commander Dan Awtrey said.
At the conclusion of Chief Shores’ talk, Post Commander Awtrey presented the Chief with an American Legion Meritorious Service Citation in “recognition of exceptional service provided to The Veterans of Richmond Hill”.
“Our Post members have lived all over the country and the world during our service and we recognize excellence when we see it. The Chief and the Richmond Hill Police are a sterling example of that type of service; and we know it is a mindset that starts at the top.”
Upon receipt of the award Shores said, “It was quite a surprise and honor to receive this and we will continue to try and provide this kind of service everyday.”
If you are a veteran in the Richmond Hill area contact Post Commander Dan Awtrey awtreyalpost27@ yahoo.com for more information about The American Legion Post 27.