DPD, VSO Join In On Juneteenth Celebration Softball Game

Members of DeLand PD and the Volusia Sheriff's Office had a great time playing softball with community members at the 2022 Juneteenth Celebration! Thank you to Dr. Primrose Cameron and Sean King of Sisters Build and Man-Up for inviting us. We'd also like to thank the City of DeLand Parks and Recreation Department for use of the field and Sheriff Mike Chitwood for furnishing all of the player’s shirts.  

Chief Umberger said, "Events like this bring the community and police together to foster relationship-building and trust which is at the heart of the DeLand Police Department’s community policing philosophy and our mission statement. Our mission statement mentions, “that we will strive to develop positive relationships with our diverse communities and improve the quality of life for all community members”.  All we do at the DeLand Police Department to safeguard the lives and property of the people we serve can only be accomplished through solid relationships with the folks in our community who partner with us to keep our communities safe.