VOLUNTEERS IN ACTION
Klint Gill of the Coronado Police Department’s Senior Volunteer Patrol (SVP) unit is the Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) Volunteer of the Month for November 2022. Klint joined the SVP six years ago and quickly assumed many duties.
Klint is an active member of the Emergency Call Out team and can always be counted on to be ready day or night to respond to an emergency. He also serves in a leadership capacity for the majority of the Coronado Police Department’s special events. In addition, Klint provides key support to the District Attorney (DA) weekly signing activities which frees up officers to focus on other key responsibilities. Klint is recognized as an experienced volunteer who is skilled at understanding requirements and sharing his knowledge and thus has become a crucial member of the Field Training Team to train new recruits. He is a real asset in helping other SVP members get reacquainted with operations and providing on-the-job training and guidance.
In his six years of service, Klint has put in more than 475 days and 2,000 hours, despite the prolonged SVP shutdown during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Since operations restarted from the shutdown, Klint has consistently worked three shifts a week. This level of commitment regularly puts him as one of the top three members in total hours worked and patrols completed.
Klint’s commitment to the Coronado SVP has earned him the respect of his colleagues. One shared: “Klint is so deserving of his Presidential Gold and Silver Volunteer Awards and the accolades he has received at SVP recognition events which highlight all that he does for the SVP program.” Others remarked: “I’ve learned a lot from Klint. I always enjoy our conversations. He has some good ideas and thoughts which help keep me on my toes to learn more!” and “He is a total joy to work with.”
Klint can always be counted on to get the job done while providing keen input on how to improve operations within the SVP. He is treasured by the SVP, Police Department, and the City of Coronado.