Bradenton volunteer wins statewide crime prevention honor

October 20, 2013 

From left: Bradenton Police Department Deputy Chief Warren Merriman, Tami Spyker, BPD Capt. William Fowler, and Investigator Fredy Ordonez after Spyker was named 2013 Crime Prevention Volunteer of the Year. PHOTO PROVIDED

BRADENTON — The  Florida Crime Prevention Association named Tami Spyker of Bradenton the 2013 Crime Prevention Volunteer of the Year during the 44th annual training conference Thursday at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota.

The award was presented by FCPA President Chip Wells of the St. Petersburg Police Department. 

“The  Bradenton  Police Department congratulates Ms. Spyker for being named the recipient of this prestigious award,” said Bradenton Police Department Deputy  Chief  Warren  Merriman in a press release. “It is quite remarkable Ms. Spyker has donated thousands of hours to her community without compensation, and continues to go above and beyond to ensure existing programs stay on track in addition to implementing new safety programs throughout Bradenton. 

"Without doubt our community is better because of Ms. Spyker’s efforts.”

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