At our citizens’ meeting last Wednesday evening, quite a few of the residents in attendance expressed interest in volunteering some time to help the City monitor activity at Veteran's Park. Their mission would incorporate somewhat of a crime-watch in nature. They would be asked to be on the lookout for bad or suspicious behavior and potential violations of noise and parking ordinances, which they’d report to the Amsterdam Police Department for follow-up. They could also be asked to help out at events, participate in litter control missions and perhaps even man a booth at the park for organizations who wish to fund-raise for Park enhancements.
Volunteers will not be expected to attempt any direct enforcement actions of any kind with individuals who they feel may be causing disturbances or violating City ordinances.
If you are interested in possibly becoming a Veterans Park Volunteer, you will be invited to a future meeting to be held at the Park. At this meeting, representatives from APD and our Recreation Department will go over the guidelines for volunteering.
Those who do volunteer won’t be required to show up at any specific time or for any particular event. It will be formatted so that you would be able to pick and choose when you are available and what you’d like to spend that time doing, If you would like to be invited to attend the Veterans Park planning meeting when it is scheduled, we ask you to complete and submit the form located at the following link to our City Web site and we will make sure you are invited.