Posted on Jul 18, 2019
It was reported that our July BBQ was a financial success and everyone was thanked for participating.
We were pleased to have two special guests at our meeting, Raechel McQueen owner of Dairy De-Lite on West River Road, and Andrew Stachowiak, owner of Seasons Change Services.  Both guests passed along their desire to be active in our community.
A special report was presented by Alpine Township Community Policing Deputy Jose Douglas.  The Kent County Sheriff's Department recently completed a summer program in Comstock Park  that was attended by about forty-five  5th and 6th graders.  

"Camp CP with a Deputy"  brought youth and the Sheriff's Department closer together. Throughout the week, activities included show-and-tell demonstrations from the department’s Dive Team and Tactical Team, both of which showed off their equipment. The emergency medical, motorcycle and marine division visited and, deputies took campers to Craig’s Cruisers. Most appreciated were demonstrations by the Canine Unit and the Sheriff's Posse.

Alpine Township Community Policing Deputy Jose Douglas   









Thanks to donations from the Rotary Club, Community Policing of Michigan and area businesses, each camper received a T-shirt, water bottle and midday meals. Deputy Julie Brown, Comstock Park High School school resource officer, said they organized the camp in hopes of forging a bond with campers at an early age. This marked the first time the department hosted one for elementary school children, she said.

“We want them to see us as normal folks and we’re able to see them as normal kids,” she said. “Sometimes, we only see the naughty kids.”