There were there to give the Common Council, Mayor and Administrator a presentation of what the “Duties of the Racine Police Department” are.
He spoke at great length about the C.O.P. Program (Community Orientated Policing Program) which was started by retired Police Chief Richard Polzin in the 1990′s. That is where We Are Racine comes into the picture.
He spoke about how the organization started on the picnic tables behind the COP House with the nutrition program and what we have become today, Advocacy Center and everything with it.
He spoke about the phenomenal work that the team of W.A.R. has done and is currently doing, and the difference we have made. He stated that We Are Racine should be modeled nationally to others that want change in their community.
This is for you everyone, the Board of Directors, the volunteers, the men and women of the Racine Police Department, the companies and people that have donated. Without all of you this would have never and happened. I am very honored this evening that we all have been held in such high regard by individuals that we have the utmost respect and admiration for. We aren’t doing any victory dances and it’s back to work, there is still so much to do in and around the Jacato area and also the city.