Honoree 2015 – Barbara Rier

Congrats to Barbara Rier for being honored as an outstanding community volunteer!

Name:  Barbara Rier

Nominating Organization:  Huntington Beach Police Department

Honoree Category:  Law Enforcement

Why Nominated:  Barbara Rier has been a member of the Huntington Beach Police Department VIPS (Volunteers in Police Services) program for over 10 years. Her peers elected her as one of the VIPS Spirit Volunteers of the Year because of all she has brought to this program. Her commitment to duty and detail is appreciated by everyone.

Barbara has shown such kindness and compassion to her fellow VIPS members, other police volunteer members, the community and department personnel, which is greatly appreciated. She always greets people with such sincere warmth, and kindness that people are automatically drawn to her.

She cheerfully lends a helping hand to as many of the Huntington Beach Police Department events as possible. Some of these events include; National Night Out, the Easter Egg Hunt, the Huntington Beach Pier duty, HB 4th of July parade, curb crime, and is a great asset to the HB Neighborhood Watch Newsletter Assembly. Recently she was rather ill but would still come out to participate and help out whenever she could. If she could not assist she would be quick to notify you.

In her quiet, unassuming way she promotes goodwill and achieves a positive image of a caring, knowledgeable and kind volunteer. She always asks how a person is doing and is actually interested in their answer. Barbara displays genuineness in dealing with other and encourages harmony by her actions. Her peers have elected her because they consider her a true team player and to quote one of them “She’s a true gem”.

These are just a few of the reasons Barbara Rier was selected as the Spirit Volunteer of the Year. The Huntington Beach Police Department is proud to have her as a member of our organization; we and the community thank her for her service.

Please write a note of congratulations below!


14 thoughts on “Honoree 2015 – Barbara Rier

  1. Thank you Barbara for your Dedication and Service in assisting the HBPD as a member of our VIPS (Volunteers in Police Service) program. Congratulations, you’re awesome!

    • Thank you so much Nilda. You deserve part of the credit, as you encourage us and provide the leadership that motivates us. Thank you from my heart.

  2. Congratulations on your well-deserved recognition, Barbara! You work so harmoniously and effectively with others, and it is a pleasure to know you and see your genuineness with the VIPS team, the HBPD, and the community of Huntington Beach. Well-done, Barbara!

    • Thank you for your kind words, Judy. It is a true pleasure to work with you. I admire your and John’s dedication to others. I’m blessed to work with such special people.

  3. Barbara, thanks for all of your hard work. The PD family is very appreciative of you and all the time you give us.

  4. Thank you, Barbara for your wonderful, giving and generous spirit. In the many years I’ve known you, your thoughts have always been for others without ever seeking recognition or thanks. You are truly a rare and wonderful gift to all who are fortunate to cross your path. Micky Maxwell

    • Thank you so much, Micky. Your kind words touched my heart I admire you and could only hope to positively influence as many others as you have.

    • Thank you, Carol. You are one of the smartest, most talented people I’ve ever had the privilege of working for, and I’m blessed to be your friend.

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