The Baltimore County Police Department celebrates National Volunteer Appreciation Week with a dinner for volunteers tonight. The event will take place at Martin's West, 6817 Dogwood Road, Baltimore 21244. The reception begins at 6 p.m., dinner is at 7 p.m. and the awards presentation begins at 8 p.m.
Volunteers answer phones, handle clerical work and assist with statistical data, among other duties. Their participation allows officers to focus on patrol and investigation.
Expected to attend the dinner are 20 volunteers and members of the Police Auxiliary Team, as well as Chief Terrence Sheridan.
National Volunteer Appreciation Week is April 23 to 29.