Glendale Police Department Reserves Peoria, AZ
Jack V\ﬁlborn joined the Glendale Police Department as a resen/e officer in the mid 19805 because he wanted to sen/e his friends, family, and neighbors through volunteer work. In his department, reserve officers performed nearly the same role as active duty police.
Jack was an NRA and ALEOAC firearms instructor for most of his career with GPD. He photographed crime scenes, worked with the bomb squad, and assisted motorcycle officers with truck enforcement. He also spent many hours working with young people completing court-mandated community service projects.
Jack wholly enjoyed being a public sen/ant, but he quickly realized the War on Drugs relied on false information. “DEA officers believed myths about marijuana and other drugs that have been debunked.”
He also saw how arrests — specifically drug arrests —impacted people. “I saw an 18-year-old arrested for possession of marijuana. I followed the case to see how itwent, and it destroyed the young man’s life.”
Jack retired from the police reserves in 1993 for medical reasons.
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