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Posted on: October 21, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Congratulations to our 2016 SCOPE Award Recipients

Congratulations to our 2016 SCOPE Award Recipients

Please take a minute to help us recognize and say “Thank You” to this year’s award winners as well as ALL our Volunteers!!   We could not do it without their selfless dedication!! (Comments below were submitted by fellow volunteers)

SCOPE STATION---2016 Volunteer of the Year Awards

Deer Park – Verne King


Verne King has been a valuable member at the Deer Park Station since July 2012, and is a retired police officer from California. He and his wife Carol, also a retired officer from California, have made their home in the Deer Park area. Verne can always be relied on to participate in most functions of Deer Park S.C.O.P.E., including Citizen on Patrol , traffic control for Fun Runs, and doing foot patrol at the school football games. He is an outstanding member of our team. Since Verne has an extensive LE background and experience, he also volunteers with the Major Crimes Detectives Cold Case Unit. I wish we had more members who participated in our S.C.O.P.E. station like Verne King!

East – Judy Thrawley

Judy had been very active in the community since returning to Spokane in 1978. She volunteered at the Interstate Fair for over 25 years and Valley Partners Food Bank for 15 years. She joined S.C.O.P.E. in 2006 and was elected to the Executive committee of S.C.O.P.E. East in 2007, and became Treasurer in 2008, a position she held with great pride until her passing on May 4, 2016. We all miss you, Judy.

Edgecliff – Carole Hankal

Carole, as a new volunteer 3 ½ yrs. ago, has attended every meeting and volunteered to help with every event and project offered. She’s read the station manual from first page to last and took every training class offered. She has served as president for three terms, averaging 100 volunteers hrs. each month. Carole is an energetic and strong leader; respectful and kind. She is well liked by all her fellow volunteers and works beside them whether cleaning, doing yard work, working all night during a local disaster, or putting on the charm at social events. She works full time, is mother to ten children, and also volunteers 20 plus hours a month with the YMCA Warm-up Project, serving the needy in our area.

EWU/Cheney – Lisa Hoyt

Lisa is the EWU/Cheney Station Secretary and does a great job. She is also a volunteer firefighter and EMT in Spokane County. Lisa has been a S.C.O.P.E. volunteer since 2014 and has participated in many of our stations events. Thank you, Lisa!


Fairchild – Oscar Pena TSgt, USAF

TSgt. Oscar Pena is our Fairchild S.C.O.P.E. Station Volunteer of the Year. This award represents something which means a lot to the 92d Security Forces Squadron and Fairchild Air Force Base; active involvement within our community! The members of Team Fairchild are dedicated to "Global Community Service" and are committed to do whatever we can to make Spokane, the surrounding communities and our world a much better place to live. As the President for S.C.O.P.E. on Fairchild, TSgt. Pena accomplished many things in FY 2016. We are proud of and celebrate his achievements. In addition to his tremendous workload as an active duty member of the US Air Force, he also volunteered several hours for National Night Out, Police Week, Red Ribbon Week, DARE, McGruff and Scruffy, Eddie Eagle, Citizens-on-Patrol, Pumpkin Patrol and many other SCOPE related community events. Oscar has never rested on his laurels--instead, he continues to move forward to ensure we are better protected both at home station and deployed. Oscar, we salute you for a job well done!

Liberty Lake – Mike Harper

Our 2016 S.C.O.P.E. Volunteer of the Year Award from Liberty Lake is presented to Mr. Mike Harper. Mike’s help is greatly appreciated. He works for the Liberty Lake Elementary School Patrol and rarely misses a shift and volunteers to fill in for other members who cannot meet their scheduled time. He has been involved in many other events such as the Marathons, the Liberty Lake Loop Run, Valley Girls Triathlon Soap Box Derby, and he takes Liberty Lake reports down to the Spokane Valley Police Department regularly. He has been a member of Liberty Lake S.C.O.P.E. for over 15 years. Thank you, Mike! We appreciate your dedication.

Medical Lake – Frances Harland

Frances Harland was chosen as Medical Lake S.C.O.P.E. Volunteer of the Year for 2016. She has been a S.C.O.P.E. volunteer at our station for nine (9) years. She is always willing to help, not only in the office, but at S.C.O.P.E. events. She has been a part of OFID, flagging, and particularly enjoys going out on C.O.P. where she can interact with the public. Thank you, Frances, for all you do.

Mounted Patrol – Elizabeth Casteel

Elizabeth has been a member of the Mounted Patrol Unit since 2014. As the Mounted Patrol Unit has gotten more active, we have really had a need for someone to pick up marketing & graphic design work. Utilizing her amazing skills as a Graphic Design Artist, Elizabeth has donated endless hours designing promotional material, new banners, team certificates and trading cards of our equine partners that are handed out at events. Her attention to detail and great eye for layout has helped our Mounted Patrol Unit take on a super professional look in 2016. Thank you, Elizabeth, for all your hard work in growing and developing this important part of our team!

North – John Silvia

John Silvia's contribution to S.C.O.P.E. and the community extends far beyond the extensive hours he volunteers each year. He has generously given his time, talent and wise-counsel to nearly every program at S.C.O.P.E. North, especially C.O.P., Latent Print Team, Detective Support, Radar, Disabled Parking Enforcement and OFID. He also works a weekly shift at S.C.O.P.E.'s Valley Mall Office and is a long-time volunteer at Spokane County Superior Court's Family Law Section. John is a role model for determination to overcome obstacles and give himself in servicing others. We are proud to name him our S.C.O.P.E. North Volunteer of the Year.

South – Sally Robertson

Sally was instrumental in starting up the S.C.O.P.E. South station and building membership. She worked with Rick Scott, S.C.O.P.E. Main, and the Board of Directors to help find a permanent home for our station and set up the office for all of us. Unfortunately, she needed to take a furlough from the Presidency but hopefully she will be able to come back soon. Thank you Sally!

Spring Hill – Nancy Weiss

Nancy Weiss has been a long time resident of the Spring Hill area, and a longtime member of S.C.O.P.E. Spring Hill. We chose Nancy because she took over as our secretary position without hesitation when our elected secretary had to step down from her duties. Nancy is a very valuable asset to our community and our S.C.O.P.E. Spring Hill Station. Thank you Nancy.

University – Tom Towey

Tom Towey has been a S.C.O.P.E. Volunteer for over 20 years including being member of the SIRT team. He has more than 6,000 volunteer hours and in 2011 he was awarded with the Outstanding Citizens Award. He served as University S.C.O.P.E. President and stayed on the Board for several years. It was an honor to have one of our own University S.C.O.P.E. Volunteers become Mayor of Spokane Valley in 2010. Tom said he is retiring as a S.C.O.P.E. Volunteer but we have not accepted his Resignation J

West Valley – Donna Goff

Donna, as President of West Valley S.C.O.P.E., has put in a lot of long hours to repair, rebuild, and create new games for our West Valley Carnival each year, along with organizing and initiating the West Valley Community Parade. She not only does all of this but she volunteers for O.F. I. D., Latent Fingerprints, Millwood Days booth, Fire Core, W.V. Office and the Valley Mall Crime Prevention Office at the Valley Mall. She volunteers for EVERYTHING. Thank you, Donna!

2016 SCOPE --- Life Time Achievement Award

The Lifetime Achievement Award is given to a volunteer in recognition of their continued involvement with SCOPE. The recipient’s accomplishments and dedication, and continued support of SCOPE’s programs and mission, are all taken into consideration.

Bill Dore 

Mr. Bill Dore has been an Edgecliff S.C.O.P.E. Volunteer for over fifteen years where he served as president for two years. Bill has worked with the Graffiti, O.F.I.D. Units and coordinated the stolen bike reports and follow-up. He has logged many hours working COP as the “Eyes and Ears” for crime prevention in Spokane County. Bill participates in all S.C.O.P.E. parades and community social events. He also worked with Dave Leander and Rick Scott in the School Safety Patrol Program. Bill headed up the Walk for Success Parade fundraiser in the Edgecliff neighborhood and currently serves as Publicity/Event Coordinator and Chairperson. Bill has over 14,000 volunteer hours of service since 2002.

2016 Spirit of SCOPE Award


The 2016 Spirit of S.C.O.P.E. Award is presented on behalf of the S.C.O.P.E. Staff and Board of Directors to recognize a volunteer who embodies the mission and values of the S.C.O.P.E. Organization. This includes giving of their time, energy and complete effort in support of S.C.O.P.E., the Sheriff’s Office and the community they serve.

This year’s award winner has been a member of S.C.O.P.E. for 6 years. He has volunteered numerous hours for the Sheriff’s Office and S.C.O.P.E. including volunteering downtown at the Sheriff’s Office Front Desk. He also works with the Investigative Task Force and is thought of as a member of the Unit, not as a volunteer or a S.C.O.P.E. member. Lieutenant Khris Thompson said he has been fortunate enough to work with Randy and even more fortunate to get to know him and call him a friend.


Randy Dale, West Valley S.C.O.P.E. - 2016 Spirit of S.C.O.P.E. Volunteer

Randy has given over 4,000 volunteer hours to S.C.O.P.E. since he started in 2009! He has been the Lead for the Latent Print Team and has volunteered photographing S.C.O.P.E. events such as the EAC Picnic, parades, and spent many hours creating the presentation for the S.C.O.P.E. & Law Enforcement Banquets. Randy always has a positive attitude, ready to help anyone. It has been such a pleasure working with him. Thank you, Randy!

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