Saturday, August 27, 2011

Sandwich Citizens Police Academy Alumni volunteer for Hurricane Irene duties

Members of the Sandwich Citizens Police Academy Alumni (SCPAA) met this morning at Sandwich High School with Red Cross personnel, the Cape Cod Disaster Animal Response Team (DART), and Sandwich Police Lieutenant David Guillemette to discuss the regional shelter operation at Sandwich High School.

The shelter, which accommodates people and pets, will open at 6:00 p.m. this evening and will stay open through Monday, if necessary. (Click for a map to the shelter.) SCPAA members volunteered to assist the Red Cross and DART with the shelter, support the Emergency Operations Center, and to be on call by the Sandwich Police Department throughout the storm and its aftermath.

The SCPAA, a 501(c)(3) organization, was formed several years ago by town citizens who completed the 13-week Sandwich Citizens Police Academy and who wanted to remain active as a resource for public safety departments during events and emergency situations.

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