Dan Smoot, a Retired Senior Volunteer Patrol (RSVP) member of the El Cajon Police Department, is the volunteer of the month for December 2019. He was nominated by the El Cajon Police Department’s Volunteer Coordinator, Samantha Scheurn. Dan is a very important part of the Volunteer Patrol at the El Cajon Police Department. He plays an instrumental role in assisting with recruitment in order to build the RSVP program. He attends many special events to hand out flyers to those who may be interested in the program. Dan also comes in on weekends to take potential applicants on ride-alongs. This gives potential volunteers a clear and realistic picture of typical RSVP duties. Dan is proactive in ensuring that the patrol team has the equipment that they may need while in the field. When the volunteers were issued new vehicles recently, he took it upon himself to purchase various items for the vehicles. Dan also identified the need for dashboard covers to prevent damage to the dashboards. He was able to have the covers donated and then placed them in the vehicles himself. In addition, Dan regularly assists with inventory in the station’s property room. This help is much appreciated by the property room staff. Dan’s professionalism and willingness to help anyone who asks is a great example for all staff and volunteers. His dedication and commitment to the El Cajon Police Department’s RSVP Program, as well as to the community, is commendable. Thank you, Dan, for all that you do!