Peter Kohl is the September, 2018 Volunteer of the Month.He is from the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, North Coastal Command Station.Peter has been a member of their Senior Volunteer Patrol for the past 10 years.For the past four years, he had been the Station Administrator.He is currently an active member of the patrol as well as the scheduling coordinator.
Mr. Kohl has really made a difference through his role as a volunteer.He was instrumental in bringing new methods and forms for documenting patrol activity that allowed for less writing and more time patrolling. In addition, after taking on the scheduling responsibility at the station, he streamlined the scheduling process and how the schedule was communicated.This has resulted in more accurate schedules and less need for changes after the fact.
Peter is also a natural leader.He has excellent management skills and has the ability to motivate, work with and recognize team members.He is able to bring inclusion and humor into the work place to accomplish the important tasks of the organization.Peter’s character is demonstrated by his consistent hard work and dedication.His favorite part of volunteering is interfacing with his fellow team members as well as the department and the community.
The Captain of the North Coastal Station said to Peter: I have been the Captain of this Station for a good part of your tenure as Administrator and have observed the smooth operation of the SVP and the harmonious interaction of the volunteers with the sworn staff.Under your leadership, the Senior Volunteer Patrol has flourished and members of the community notice and appreciate that service as well.
In addition to all of the above, Peter was a volunteer with the “Traffic and Safety Commission”, for the City of Encinitas.He was the chairperson of that commission for a year.
Thank you so much Peter, for all that you do and all that you give back to your community!!