Caption to above picture: Taylorville Police Chief Dwayne Wheeler was Tuesday's guest speaker at the Taylorville Kiwanis Club. From the left: Brad Davis, Kiwanis Program Committee chair; Chief Wheeler; long-time Kiwanis member Bernie Curvey; and program chair for Tuesday's meeting Martin Vota.
The Taylorville Kiwanis Club heard from the Taylorville Police Chief during their weekly meeting at the Taylorville Moose Lodge on Tuesday.
Chief Dwayne Wheeler reviewed the various divisions of the Taylorville Police Department, and highlighted 2 in particular that cooperate with other departments in the county.
Chief Wheeler told Kiwanis members the Emergency Response Team is comprised of 12 members who are all certified in closed quarter and active shooter situations, with police departments involved from Taylorville, Kincaid, Assumption and Edinburg.
Chief Wheeler added the Community Action Team investigates drug crimes with a 99-percent conviction rate in Christian County. 6 different police departments in the county, including Taylorville, are involved.
The Taylorville Chief said his goal is to mentor young officers the way others mentored him in his career.
Kiwanis members are reminded of this Saturday’s Kiwanis Park Spring Clean-Up Day starting at 10:30am.
Tickets remain on sale for the annual Kiwanis Pancake and Sausage Breakfast Saturday, April 29th at the Moose Lodge. Tickets are available from Kiwanis members or at the door. The event is one of the largest fund-raisers of the year for the Kiwanis Club, providing monies for local projects such as Coats for Kids, Kiwanis Park, and Kiwanis high school scholarships.
The Taylorville Kiwanis Club is part of a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time. Weekly meetings are held Tuesdays at noon at the Taylorville Moose Lodge. For information on the club, go to taylorvillekiwanis.com.