From NYPD to Tavares High – Volunteer helps keep students safe
Morgenstein lived the life of danger and excitement many of us watch on
nail-biting TV dramas. He was part of the New York Police Department (NYPD),
first as a member of the SWAT team and later as an undercover detective. He
stayed active for 11 years, putting bad guys away, until he was shot in the
line of duty.
and community stepped up to the plate and gave my family and me the most
comfort and support possible,’’ he said. “I have never forgotten that, and I
just felt it was my turn to give back.”
Today, Morgenstein is taking the skills he learned on
the streets of New York and using them to help keep students safe in the
hallways of Tavares High School. He is one of several members of the Volunteers
on Patrol Program (VOPP), a team of people who Lake County school officials and
resource officers by deterring, detecting and delaying threats to campus
While Morgenstein’s police background is helpful, it is
not required to become part of the VOPP.
“We have volunteers of all ages and backgrounds,’’ said
Reginald Young, Safety and Security Manager for Lake County Schools.
Applicants must be 21 years of age, pass a background
check and commit to volunteering at least eight hours of month.
Clickhereto learn more about the program and how
you can apply to be a Volunteer on Patrol!
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