Citizens on Patrol takes state top honor for fourth straight year

Photo courtesy Grand Prairie Police Department

Photo courtesy Grand Prairie Police Department

The Grand Prairie Police Citizens on Patrol (COP) took the Large Citizens on Patrol Agency of the Year award for the fourth straight year at the Texas Citizens on Patrol Association conference held last week in Grand Prairie.

Parks, Arts and Recreation launches Road to Gold

Parks, Arts and Recreation Director Rick Herold speaks at the "Road to Gold" luncheon. ©Bob Fitch/Grand Prairie Reporter - 2016

Parks, Arts and Recreation Director Rick Herold speaks at the “Road to Gold” luncheon. ©Bob Fitch/Grand Prairie Reporter – 2016

At a luncheon held Tuesday at The Summit, the Grand Prairie Parks, Arts and Recreation Department launched “Road to Gold” to celebrate its selection as a finalist for the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA)Gold Medal Award.

Mayor Ron Jensen, former Mayor Charles England and Parks Director Rick Herold were featured speakers at the luncheon. A new 5-minute video (a requirement of the 4 finalists) about the Parks, Arts and Recreation’s accomplishments and future plans for the residents titled “The Power of One!” was unveiled.

Police officer is runner-up in state commercial vehicle enforcement competition

Grand Prairie Police Officer Greg Parker took second place in the 2016 Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Texas Challenge held this past week in Corpus Christi.

Officer Parker won 1st Place in the Level 1 Inspection Category, 2nd Place in Passenger Vehicle Inspection, and was overall 2nd Place in the Local Agency (non-Trooper) category.