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VT Seva Detroit Novi Police Department Tour and Novi Police Appreciation Lunch

"We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives" -John.F.Kennedy

VT Seva Detroit had a tour of the Novi Police Department, Novi, Michigan, for youth volunteers on April 10th, 2022, and also had the pleasure of hosting an Appreciation lunch for the Novi Police Department on May 8th, 2022

Novi Police Station Facility Tour- April 10th, 2022

Our volunteers had a great learning experience on April 10th, 2022 attending the Novi Police Station tour.

We had more than 20 volunteers, and everyone loved this experience of visiting a police station, touring their facility, and learning more about how they function.

It was a great pleasure meeting Sergeant Mark Boody & he was very kind and courteous to all of us, making us feel very comfortable.

All our youth volunteers had some fun trying their gears & took a look inside their police officers' patrol cars. They were also curious to know all those various technical gadgets they use daily.

It was a great educational tour for the teens to learn about cyber-crimes and how to be vigilant. In addition, we all learned how the 911 officers operate & efficiently handle their daily crucial emergency calls. He also talked about different programs the kids can attend, such as the "Explore Youth" assistance programs, and more career options they can pursue.

These are our volunteers who attended this tour:

𝗬𝗼𝘂𝘁𝗵 𝘃𝗼𝗹𝘂𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗲𝗿𝘀:

Oviya, Sai Karnati, Kalki, Srivatsa, Pavan, Shivani, Pravin, Dakshana, Medhas, Aarush, and Varun.

𝗔𝗱𝘂𝗹𝘁 𝗩𝗼𝗹𝘂𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗲𝗿𝘀:

Priya Jaishankar, Sudheer Koppu, Srinathbabu Karnati, Anand Renganathan, Manoj Kumar, Jayashree Brijesh, Radhika Kollu, Vanitha Gopalan.

𝗙𝗼𝗿 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝗽𝗶𝗰𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗺𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀 𝗽𝗹𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗲 𝗰𝗵𝗲𝗰𝗸 𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗮𝘁 :

We had a great learning experience in knowing various aspects of how the Novi Police Department function so efficiently in supporting and protecting our community.

VT Seva Detroit sincerely thanks the Novi Police Department for providing us with this great opportunity.

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Novi Police Officers Appreciation Lunch & 2nd Novi Police Station Facility Tour-May 8th, 2022

City of Novi - Government & Community Services

During the National Police Week from May 15th to 21, 2022, VT Seva Detroit hosted an Appreciation lunch for NOVI Police Department on May 8th, 2022. Like last year, VT Seva Detroit got an opportunity to visit Novi Police Department and extend our sincere gratitude by hosting an appreciation lunch along with a "Thank you" poster frame for their tireless hard work and endless selfless services to protect us all. This was a great opportunity to meet and thank them immensely personally. During our visit, we met Sgt. Boody, Officer Thibault and Cadet Officer Gacesa.

They were all very cordial and kind to us, appreciative of our efforts and the community services we do locally and globally. We had an excellent interaction with them in explaining VT Seva and all our activities in the Detroit branch.

Followed by our appreciation lunch, some of our VT Seva Detroit volunteers got another excellent opportunity to tour their facility and learn more about how the police department functions. This is our second police station tour this year, and we are very grateful to Sergeant Jenkinson for all his help in getting this scheduled for our Detroit Volunteers.

𝗙𝗼𝗿 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝗽𝗶𝗰𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗺𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀 𝗽𝗹𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗲 𝗰𝗵𝗲𝗰𝗸 𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗮𝘁 :

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It was a great pleasure meeting Sergeant Mark Boody & Officer Thibault. They were both very kind and courteous, making us feel very comfortable.

During the tour - Volunteers visited various areas within the police station and learned by asking questions. They also learned how to bring the person to the police station, the booking process, the Investigation Process, etc. In addition, volunteers learned the facts about the uniforms, the Stripes on the uniform, and the weight each police officer wears as part of their uniform. Our youth volunteers were so excited and thrilled to have an opportunity to interact with them, sit on the police patrol vehicles and get some photos taken.

Our Police Appreciation Lunch sponsors are Sudhakar Kolluri ji & Madhavi Kolluri ji. We are always immensely thankful to them for their humble & kind support towards all VT Seva Detroit events & causes.

These are some of our wonderful volunteers who participated in this event:

Youth volunteers:

Varsha Karthik; Veena Karthik; Haji Muhinthan; Varshan Mhuinthan;

Aditya Prayagai; Adhip pisipati, Ved patel, Saanvi Moorthy, Kalki R

Adult volunteers:

Sudhakar Kolluri, Sudheer Koppu, Srinathbabu Karnati, Anand Reghunathan, Jai Shankar, Priya Jaishankar, Architha Kramadhati, Bhavna Patel, Aarthi Karthik, Priya Prayagai, Komathy Muhinthan, Vidya Rajendran

We, VT Seva Detroit, thank all those Police officers who don't give up and work day in and day out with alertness and ensure to keep the people safe in our community. VT Seva Detroit sincerely thanks Novi Police Department for providing us with this great opportunity.


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Comments from Detroit VTSeva Volunteers:

1. It was really a great experience. Big kudos to Sergeant Mark Boody, he was very kind, and answering all the questions. It was so good to hear from the youths know that they can approach the police without any hesitation when needed.

2. Every Youth and Adult learned something on this tour about the cop. This tour brought some interest in youth towards becoming cop. Thanks to all the participants.

3. What a wonderful experience touring our Novi city police department and what a great learning experience for all youth volunteers. Sincere thanks to Novi Police Department City of Novi - Government & Community Services for giving VT Seva Detroit this great oppourtunity. God bless all our Brave Police Officers.!!

Blog Consolidated By: Arya Cheemalamarri

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