Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. Schweiker Presents Citizen Crime-Prevention Awards.
The awards ceremony in Hampden Township, Cumberland County, concluded the 1999 Statewide Crime Prevention Conference. For the past three days, 250 law- enforcement officers from across the state have been learning about crime trends and prevention strategies. The conference is hosted by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency.
"These spirited citizens have put words into action -- working to fight street-level crime and starting new economic, educational and mentoring opportunities across this great Commonwealth," Lt. Gov. Schweiker said. "Gov. Ridge and I are proud to recognize these great Pennsylvanians for their unwavering commitment to creating safer communities."
The award recipients were honored for their dedication to crime prevention in the communities where they live. Their accomplishments include overseeing Crime Watch and child-identification programs; volunteering their time to teach prevention education in schools, churches and senior centers; and organizing community events that educate their neighbors about the importance of prevention.
Lt. Gov. Schweiker oversees Pennsylvania's Weed and Seed Initiative, a program that seeks to improve the quality of life in high-crime communities. Violent offenders are "weeded" from a neighborhood through intensive law- enforcement and prosecution efforts, then the neighborhood is "seeded" with revitalization, prevention, intervention and treatment.
The recipients of the 1999 Governor's Award for Outstanding Citizen Crime Prevention Volunteers are:
Clyde Baumgardner, Gettysburg
Charles LoPresti, Jefferson Hills
Diane M. Perry, Findlay Township
Dr. Robert L. Batdorf, Reading
Marla K. Chaet, Yardley
Doris Ennis, Bristol
Caroline Williams, Bensalem
Rose H. Hawk, Butler
Cynthia A. Powant-Hampton, State College
Ethel T. Smolin, Springfield
Steven E. McPherson, Brookville
Thomas A. Preambo, Scranton
Robert F. Tuffy, Dunmore
Doris H. Johnson, Lancaster
Marcella A. Lesher, Lebanon
Gaetano Izzo, Wilkes-Barre
Diane B. Misko, Abington
Katherine A. Clyde, Philadelphia
Stefanos Kotridis, Philadelphia
Cathy L. Russell, Philadelphia
Arlene R. Cook, Franklin
John A. Scozio, North Huntingdon Township
John L. Patterson, Lower Burrell
Joanne Borders, York
For more information, contact Alison Delsite, Press Secretary of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, 717-705-0888, Ext. 3002.
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|Date:||Oct 1, 1999|
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