The Baltimore County Police Department celebrates National Volunteer Appreciation Week with a dinner for volunteers tonight. The event will take place at Grey Rock Mansion, 400 Grey Rock Road, Pikesville 21208. 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 14 volunteers and 34 members of the Police Auxiliary Team, as well as Chief Terrence Sheridan. These members volunteered approximately 11,000 hours in 2017.

National Volunteer Appreciation Week is April 15 to 21.