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Next Meeting ; March 21 2016 ----  Everyone  invited
ALLENTOWN CRIME WATCH
PRESIDENTS COUNCIL,  INC.
942 E TILGHMAN STREET
ALLENTOWN PA 18109-1955

April 19, 2016
Allentown Crime Watch
President's Council

The next Allentown Crime Watch President's
Council meeting  is scheduled on the following
date: March 17, 2016  ---

Regularly Scheduled Neighborhood Meetings are
held on the Third Thursday of the Month  at
7:00 PM
... The Location for our meetings is the 5th Floor
Conference Room at the Allentown City Hall
WELCOME TO THE WEBSITE FOR Allentown Crime
Watch President's Council .... Our individual
members  ARE THE LOOKOUTS FOR THEIR  
NEIGHBORHOODS
Allentown Crime Watch President Council Officers
Dennis L. Pearson - President
Richard Wilburn -Vice President
Marlene Granitz - Secretary
Ruthanne Phillips - Treasurer

ACWPC PSA FACILITATORS
CHAIR --- Dennis Pearson ---
dpearson@enter,net
PSA I --- Richard Wilburn ---
bopw@ptd.net
PSA II --- Ken Heffeltraeger --- kenheffentrager13@gmail.com
PSA III --- David Keshl --- JDK@4114GMAIL.COM
PSA IV ---Milly Canales --- millystore@yahoo.com
PSA  I --Captain Dan Wiedemann
Email --- Daniel.Wiedemann@allentownpa.gov
__________________________________________________________
PSA  II -- Captain Steve Vangelo
Email --Stephen.Vangelo@allentownpa.gov
__________________________________________________________
Ben Gress
PSA  III -- Captain William Reinik
Email ---William.Reinik@Allentownpa.gov
__________________________________________________________
PSA  IV -- Captain Tony Alsleben
Email ---tony.alsleben@Allentownpa.gov
__________________________________________________________
Chief of Police Kieth Morris
Email ---keith.morris@allentownpa.gov
__________________________________________________________

Allentown Crime Watch Needs You!

Please consider for a moment that if you would become a
victim of a crime…Wouldn't you be grateful if someone would
lend a hand?  Even if only to call the police.  It is up to
everyone to pay attention to what is going on around them and
to  CALL THE POLICE whenever it is necessary

The Allentown Crime Watch Presidents’ Council (established in
1982) is an organization of leaders  who represent  volunteer  
neighborhood groups within the City of Allentown.  We can use
your help today!

Allentown Crime Watch President's Council Inc. - 2015

Incorporation papers filed October 19, 2015 with the
Department of State, Corporation Bureau, Harrisburg PA.,
Approved November 10, 2015
AACWPC INCORPORATION PAPERS
Announcement of Incorporation
Ernie Atiyeh ---- Former President of
Allentown Crime Watch
         Organization Philosophy

Police are more effective in reducing and preventing crime  in
neighborhoods where they can depend on the residents for
assistance.  Allentown Crime Watch Presidents’ Council’s
philosophy encourages citizens to get involved and play an
active role in helping to improve their neighborhood.

Our Goals

Crime Prevention Information Dissemination / Education

Support and Create New Neighborhood Groups

Keep open lines of communication between law enforcement
and the community.

To celebrate the active participation of citizens by becoming
the “eyes and ears” of their neighborhood by reporting all
suspicious activity.
The Leonard Buck Banquet
This year marks the 42nd Annual Leonard Buck Awards Banquet for
the Allentown Crime Watch. This banquet honors a dedicated
Neighborhood Group member and shows appreciation to all
volunteers who are nominated for Certificates of Appreciation
through their neighborhood group. We also acknowledge our
nomination for Police Officer of the Year. This family style dinner is
usually attended by over 200 participants. The dinner this year will
be  held at the Fearless Fire Co. 1231 S. Front Street on Thursday,
April 21, 2016---Doors open @ 5:30 PM. Dinner served @ 6:30
P.M. Usually no tickets are sold at the door  Tickets are available for
purchase from Member Crime Watch organization members. The
cost per ticket is $28.
The Awards
(L) Janet and David  Keshl former winners of the
Leonard Buck Award (R) Standing with Police Captain
William Reinik (L) the 2015 winner of the Ben Gress
Police Appreciation Award
Leonard S. Buck, for whom this banquet is named, was instrumental in
helping to form the first Crime Watch program in the City of Allentown. The
first Crime Watch group, called KERT (Keystone Emergency Response the
Crime Watch program came to light. With the encouragement of then
Allentown Mayor Joseph S. Daddona, the Crime Prevention Unit of the
Allentown Police Department was established under the leadership of
Captain Robert Ring.

In the years that followed, Leonard Buck served as a trainer to help
organize other Crime Watch groups. Because of his efforts, 14 Crime Watch
programs were started and dozens of people were trained for the Program.
In 1984 Capt. Ring contacted Ben Gress, then President of the President's
Council to organize a banquet within 30 days to honor Leonard's
endeavors. Shortly after that banquet , Leonard S. Buck Succumbed to a
heart attack.

At every Leonard S. Buck banquet we honor Leonard's memory. We, the
members and supporters of the Allentown Crime Watch are forever grateful
for the thousands of hours of dedicated services given by Leonard S. Buck,
who many people regard as the founder of the Allentown Crime Watch
Program.

At a dinner held in 1984 in his honor, Leonard received the first City Wide
Crime Watch Award. After his death, the Leonard Buck Banquet sas held
annually and an award was given annually, honoring his memory, The
Lonard Buck Award is presented to an outstanding Crime Watch Volunteer

Leonard Buck Award Recipients

1984 --- Leonard S. Buck
198
4 --- Charles McFadden
198
5 --- Ben Gress
198
6 --- Bill Geist
198
7 --- Roy Paul
198
8 --- Ernie Kaiser
19
89 --- Art Keitch
199
0 --- Bill Weber
199
1 ---  Craig Turton
199
2 --- Bill Griffith
199
3 --- Joseph Daddona
199
4 --- Orpha Ockenhouse
199
5 --- Gladys Falstick
199
6 --- Hilda Sawka
199
7 --- Leon Licenwalner
199
8 --- Patti Engler
1999 --- Al Molinatti
200
0 --- Joe Davis
200
1 --- Tom Burke
200
2 --- Ken Laudenslager
200
3 --- Kim Beitler
200
4 --- Bob Bernhard
200
5 --- Michael & Gretchen Krasley
200
6 --- Harry Krapser
200
7--- Charlie Seifert
200
8 --- Kay Pickel
20
09 --- Dennis Pearson
201
0 --- Ernie Atiyeh
201
1 --- David & janet Keshl
201
2 --- Ruthann Phillips
201
3 --- Bonnie Wachter
201
4 --- Ed Detra
2015 --- Ken Heffentrager
The Leonard Buck Award
The Ben Gress Police Officer Appreciation Award
he Allentown Crime Watch Distinguished Police Officers of the
Year Award was established by the Allentown Crime Watch
President's Council in 2000 ... We present one award annually
to an Outstanding Police Officer who demonstrated dedication
to serving our community ... By recommendation of the
President's Council of the Allentown Crime Watch in 2009 this
award was renamed in honor of Ben Gress, who was the  
epitome of what  an Allentown Crime Watch Volunteer should
be. Ben was our most dedicated and determined volunteer
.



Ben Gress Distinguished Police Officer of the Year Award

2000 --- Roger Johns
2001 --- Charles Kulp
2002 --- Henry Harmony
2003 --- Shane Anthony
2004 --- Joseph Hanna
2005 --- Roger Mac Lean
2006 --- Dean Schwartz
2007 ---  Glen Dorney
2008 --- David Howells Jr.
2009 --- Ronald Manescu
2010 --- Michael Mancini
2011 --- George Hoagland
2012 --- Michael Beidelman
2013 --- Kieth Morris
2014 --- William Reinik

2015 --- Joe Iannetta
Allentown Crime Watch President's Council,
Inc. Contact information ---

Dennis Pearson, President
942 E Tilghman Street Allentown, PA 18109
Telephone # --- (610) 434-1229
E-Mail --- dpearson@enter.net
Special Assistant to the Mayor
Ismael Arcelay ---Ismael.Arcelay@allentownpa.gov

Shannon Calluori ---
Shannon.Calluori@allentownpa.gov
Much thanks to Phyllis Alexander the longtime City  
liaison between the City and the President's Council
for her years of service to us ... She retired from City
Service on Friday, November 20, 2015
Patty Engler and Kim Beitler   former Leonard Buck winner s
In addition, we offer much thanks to Jeanette
Eichenwald for her 8 year service on the Allentown
City Council serving the last few years as Chair of
City Council's Public Safety Committee ...
President's
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ACWPC
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