Updated: Jun 17
VT Seva Detroit 2023: Novi Police Department Appreciation Lunch followed by Tour of the facility
"Law enforcement officers are never 'off duty.' They are dedicated public servants who are sworn to protect public safety at any time and place that the peace is threatened. They need all the help that they can get."
In order to commemorate the National Police Week, during May 15 – May 22, VT Seva Detroit organized a Police Appreciation lunch with a meet & greet and a short tour of the Novi Police Department on May 13th, 2023. VT Seva has always appreciated America’s law enforcement departments in keeping us safe and their endless sacrifices to protect our community.
Officer Meyer & Officer Jusino welcomed us warmly and thanked us for the appreciation lunch we provided for them. As a token of appreciation, VT Seva Detroit also handed a ‘Plaque’ and appreciation ‘Thank You’ framed poster to the officers as well as Statue of Equality Memento. In turn, both the officers were appreciative of VT Seva’s community services and all the activities we do to uplift the needy people locally and internationally.
Right after that we began the tour of the facility with Officer Meyer leading our way and Officer Jusino backing us up to ensure that all of us are in the group throughout the tour. They walked us through the holding cells, arraignment area, dispatcher area, Sergeant’s office, Lieutenant’s office, Briefing area, Conference Room, Parking area, Garage for repairs, Training room, Records area, Officer Cubicles, Mailrooms, Gym, and Lunch area.
The officers were so kind to explain various areas of functions within their department right from the Records Clerk to Dispatch, Sergeant Training Camps, Detectives, School Resource officers, SONIC, DEA, Traffic and On-the-road officers, Property officers and much more.
Our Youth and Adult Volunteers had many AMAZING questions for the officer regarding the Police department’s public relations with the community, law enforcement methods, the equipment and firearms the officers carry, what it takes to be a Police Officer, how the officers determine their reactions to adverse situations, various promotional opportunities to move up the ranks in their department, difference between State and City Police departments, their Benefits and Pay, and so many more interesting topics of discussion that gave us all a broad understanding of how the department works and how much it takes to keep all of us safe and sound.
We had great participation today from VT Seva Detroit. Couple of our Youth volunteers explained all the activities and community services we do to benefit the underprivileged people locally and internationally. Both the officers admired the fantastic efforts of our organization.
These are our volunteers who attended
Amogh Mavatoor, Rishabh Mavatoor, Yathi Shekar Debbata, Hajanthan Muhinthan, Aditi Jethri, Abisrishti Ram, Jishnu Kandalam, Sohan Kancharla, Nikhil Aerabati, Rakshan Samynathan, Nemish Debbata, Sathvik TirumalaKanduri.
Suresh Rajan, Srinathbabu Karnati, Sreenivas Cheemalamarri, Ram V Ramanathan, Durga Nalini S, Asha Puranam, Poojitha Bollineni, Shobana Balasubramanian, Samynathan Thirunavukkarasu, Niveditha Mavatoor, Swati Debbata, Vanitha Gopalan.
All in all, it was a very enriching experience for all of us to gain the knowledge of the operational activities of the 75 personnel strong Novi Police department that has been protecting our city since its inception in 1954. VT Seva Detroit sincerely thanks the Novi Police Department for providing us with this great opportunity. We all owe them a debt of gratitude, so let’s make sure we take time out of our day-to-day lives to recognize their efforts and give back however we can!
WE SALUTE OUR BRAVE POLICE OFFICERS. GOD BLESS EVERYONE!!
Here are the pictures from today’s event: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/1nCSNPTD38KcyAWecGAIVisZOc8M-waKq
Blog Written By: Suresh Rajan
Blog Published By: Nandini Cheemalamarri