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Tami Spyker is a citizen volunteer with the Bradenton Police Department (BPD) in Bradenton, Florida.
She began as a volunteer with the BPD in October 2009. She received in over 500 hours on the job
training in the Neighborhood Watch program. On July 29, 2011, she received the Florida Crime
Prevention Practitioner Designation (FCCP) from the Florida Crime Prevention Institute of the Florida
Attorney General’s Office after attending 120 hours of training in basic crime prevention, residential and
commercial applications. On September 28, 2011, she received the Florida Crime Prevention through
Environmental Design (CPTED) Practitioner Designation (FCP) after attending 64 hours of training also
from the Florida Attorney General’s Office. She recently was certified as an NRA Refuse to be a Victim®
instructor. She is a member of the Florida Crime Prevention Association and the National Crime
Tami is currently the Neighborhood Watch Liaison to the Bradenton Police Dept. She is responsible for
recruiting and training residents in crime prevention and the neighborhood watch program, and for the
coordination of the communications between the BPD and the residents. She links all 76 groups/over
3500members with email alerts, phone chain alerts, a monthly newsletter, and a public website
www.zone6watch.com . She developed a non-profit to support the program (West Bradenton Crime
Watch Inc). The Bradenton Police Department and Tami have received honors for the successful and
unique program that is the Bradenton Neighborhood Watch Program. These awards include a
community policing finalist award from the International Association of Chiefs of Police in 2012. The
Rocky Pomerance Award for Law Enforcement Excellence in 2013, and the volunteer of the year award
from the Florida Crime Prevention Association in 2013. Recently she learned she will receive the Paul
Harris Fellow Award from the Bradenton Rotary Club. But, in her own words, her greatest honor is
working with and supporting the officers of the Bradenton Police Department.