On May 12, 2010 the Stonehaven Community and the Stonehaven Community Patrol (SCP) received the prestigious Citizen Service Award from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) at a ceremony held at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police & Fire Training Academy on Shopton Road.
SCP Founder Brian Lutes accepted the award on behalf of the Stonehaven Community and the Patrol from CMPD Chief Rodney Monroe.
The Stonehaven Community Patrol thanks the residents of the Greater Stonehaven Area for the Patrol’s very existence and all that it has accomplished; they deserve all the credit for our efforts.
When we established the Patrol in May of 2009 we weren’t sure how it would be received by the community as a whole so when we began receiving notes of thanks for our efforts and monetary donations to defray the costs of the program we were thrilled.
The fact that we started the Patrol on bicycles, then moved up to renting cars for patrolling on weekends, and now own a Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor is a testament to the the commitment and quality of residents living in the Greater Stonehaven Area; they are the only reason the Patrol has succeeded.
Stonehaven is a great place to live and raise a family and I am very grateful my neighbors have allowed me to serve our community with the Patrol.