The “Community Builder Award” is an award the District presents to local individuals, businesses, and organizations for their volunteer service, sponsorship, promotion of programs and events, outstanding service in the interest of the District, and for other contributions significant to McKinleyville’s quality of life.
District staff has identified Sheriff’s Citizens on Patrol (SCOP) as a worthy organization to receive the award. SCOP is a volunteer program assisting the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office law enforcement efforts and has served the McKinleyville community since 1996. Currently SCOP is operating with 6 active patrol volunteers and 2 semi-retired.
The volunteers of SCOP patrol McKinleyville neighborhoods to be a law enforcement presence and to report suspicious activities. SCOP volunteers may also patrol identified problem areas, conduct traffic control at incidents, perform vacation checks and at their discretion, assist during other activities. Some of the other activities SCOP participates in include the Pony Express Days parade, the McKinleyville High School Homecoming parade, traffic control for middle school dances and the Easter Egg hunt, as well as, Halloween Trick or Treating.
McKinleyville Community Services District was pleased to recognize SCOP with the Community Builder award during the January 2018 Board of Directors meeting for their selfless service and dedication to protecting the McKinleyville community. McKinleyville, as an unincorporated area of Humboldt County with a fast growing population, greatly benefits from the volunteer efforts of the men and women of SCOP.
For additional information about SCOP or to become a volunteer, please visit http://www.humboldtgov.org/2101/Sheriffs-Citizens-on-Patrol-SCOP or call (707) 268-2536.