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Harold Adams, Outstanding Community Member

Harold Adams

Outstanding Community Member

After successfully retiring from over 20 plus years of service with
the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Harold Adams continues
his service to the community by volunteering countless hours during
the past five years at West Valley Area Detective Division. He is a
mature, dedicated, and hardworking volunteer. His experience, job
knowledge and en4husiasm are contagious to all. Harold is a
tireless worker with an unbelievable attitude. Harold also is an
armed service veteran who served with the United States Marine

Volunteer Harold Adams has dedicated his time to volunteer at West
Valley Area Detective Division for over 16 years. He is assigned to
the West Valley Area Detective Auto Unit's impound section. He is
responsible for sorting and filing all of the impound records and
reports. His attention to detail ensures that detectives can easily
retrieve necessary reports, at a later time, for audits and
investigations. His willingness to take on the task of filing
countless vehicle reports, allows the Auto Clerk to handle other
administrative duties, including assisting the West Valley Area
Auto Theft Coordinator. Harold's job knowledge and good judgment
make him a valuable asset in the sometimes hectic environment of
Auto Theft Unit.

His dedication to duty is evident in that Harold, most of the time,
commutes by bus to West Valley Station, and arrives ready to work
in the early hours of the morning, before many detectives come in
for their duty assignments.

Harold treats his fellow co-workers, both sworn and civilian
employees of the Los Angeles Police Department, as his extended
family. Evidence of this is the fact that he and his wife Dorothy,
also a volunteer at West Valley, have hosted barbeques for West
Valley personnel at their home, at their own expense.

Additionally, Harold's son is a retired detective with the
department and his granddaughter is an officer in the San Fernando
Valley. Harold is as proud to be a member of our LAPD family, as we
are to have him.

Harold's thoughtful and generous nature is evident in the special
things he quietly does for detectives without expecting any
acknowledgement. Unbeknownst to many, Harold bakes delicious treats
which detective personnel enjoy on a regular basis.

Based on Harold Adams's loyalty to the Department and to the
community, and his countless contributions to the Los Angeles
Police Department, particularly West Valley Area Detective
Division, West Valley Area is proud to select Harold Adams for
Volunteer of the Year, 2014.


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