Three HPD officers receive CUH award

CUH Awards 2008
From left to right: Diane Barbario, Chair of the Clean Up Henderson Committee, committee member Warren Hare III, Officer A. Hawkins, Officer C. Steelman, Officer J.M. Hammond, and committee member Horace P. Bullock.

On September 15, 2008, three officers of the Henderson Police Department received an award from the Clean Up Henderson Committee

The officers received the award for investigating most junked, abandoned, and nuisance vehicle complaints in the city from January of 2008 to August of this year.

The officers who received the award are Officer J. M. Hammond, Officer A. Hawkins, and Officer C. Steelman.

Every February, the Clean Up Henderson Committee has a “Junk Car Hunt”. During the hunt, members of the committee tour the city and compile a list of vehicles they believe to be in violation of the city ordinance. Once this list is compiled, they send it to the Henderson Police Department for further investigation by patrol officers.

The list usually contains several hundred suspected vehicles.

This is the first year the police department has been able to check on every complaint prior to the new list being compiled.

Diane Barberio, Chairperson of Clean Up Henderson, stated that “the committee has always relied on the police department to help eliminate the eyesores that junked cars create and that the police department has always come through for us”.

Barberio expressed thanks to all the officers who helped complete this year’s project.

Citizens who would like to report a junked, abandoned, or nuisance vehicle located in the city of Henderson may call Officer A. Feingold at 252-430-3165.