Wendy Dorival (Volunteer Program Coordinator)

Helped George Zimmerman set up the neighborhood watch program at Retreat at Twin Lakes

Wendy Dorival This is the information page for Wendy Dorival (Volunteer Program Coordinator – Sanford Police Department), a witness in the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman case. You will find links to the available documents and media below. You can also locate other corresponding testimony and information on the site.

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Name:

Wendy Dorival

Witness Summary:

She explains the neighborhood watch program in general. Someonein the community makes contact with the PD. She talks to them about the basic principles: 1) Get to know neighbors 2) know your community. She then does a NW startup presentation to get the rest of the communitry engaged. She creates flyers for them to pass out. She does a PP presentation regardless of the number of people. They cover observation skills, recognition, basic duties of the NW coordinator and block captain.

Typically by the meeting people have determined who they want in those roles. Sometimes the HOA decides these roles. The coorinator his the head, and the block captains handle 1 or 2 blocks. At the meeting, everyone signs the list and leaves their contact information (email/phone number), because after that they create a phone tree.

She said that the number one issue in this community was burglaries, because they had three or four before she got there. There were 25 people present at the meeting. She had a followup email that said she felt she had a good turnout of 25 people. It is not the policy of the NW program for NW members to confront suspicious individuals. They aren’t supposed to make contact, no confrontations. They tell them to use their eyes and ears. They are supposed to observe and report. She points out the specifics in the training materials where they reiterate this.

Interviews / Testimony:

Testimony in the trial of George Zimmerman from 6/25/2013:

The following interviews are the full, uncut audio files released as part of the discovery court proceedings in the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman case. Names and some other identifying information have been redacted to protect the identities of the witnesses.

Florida Department of Law Enforcement – March 19, 2012 (~ min)

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  • stormrung e

    She said “eyes and ears” twice. Thus it stands to reason that when Zimmerman felt Martin had fled, he wanted to get the address closest to the last place he saw Martin. Also, Dorival states that ambiguous situations should be deferred to 9-11. This indicates Zimmerman did not believe Martin was actually committing a crime and had not elevated his observations of suspicious behavior to even ambiguous/imminent danger. Also residents she says at the NW meeting “number one common interest was burglaries” and she confirmed that burglaries had taken place. Also, the fear of an unsecured access point was mentioned to her. Where does the prosecution establish the elements of second degree murder in this testimony?

  • AKRNC

    Wendy Dorival’s interview provided a great deal of insight into GZ’s personality. She speaks of how he had gone to the HOA with the idea of a NW organization so they turned to him to coordinate things. Unfortunately, all GZ wanted was the title and what he perceived as the power that came with the title, although the reality was that no power or authority came with the position of NW coordinator. GZ was supposed to complete the necessary paperwork, including the names and phone numbers of the block captains in his community at RATL but he never bothered to do so. What GZ was known to do was to confront actual residents of RATL, demanding I.D. from them while refusing to identify himself. Who the hell does he think he is that he confronted homeowners and also followed other residents from the time they arrived until they drove into their garage. When one neighbor approached him to ask him why, GZ drove away, refusing to answer him. GZ told the investigators that he never confronted Trayvon, that it wasn’t in his nature to do something like that when it’s quite obvious that his past encounters prove otherwise. It’s also obvious that he not only didn’t know all his neighbors as he stated, he also didn’t recognize all the cars they drove as he followed them to their driveway. I’m looking forward to seeing these people on the witness stand speaking about their confrontations with GZ. O’Mara isn’t going to be able to do a thing with their testimony that will help GZ.

    • unclechopper

      Where is this information coming from?

      • Gramatacolian

        This information is coming from the imagination of AKRNC apparently. Unless he/she can enlighten us further.

  • http://www.facebook.com/nellie.nell.58 Nellie Nell

    George violated so much and so many on 2.26.12! He had no business patrolling with a pistol which is what he 1st reported and it is very clear that this is what he was doing when he placed the call. He tried to make himself look important by giving his ‘title’ as head of the neighborhood watch in his community. The Medical Examiners report stated that he was on patrol when he spotted Trayvon and my guess is that someone in the police department told him that he can not patrol with ‘his’ gun and this is why he changed his story. However, he does not fool anyone even with the switch up!

    • Gramatacolian

      This is blatantly wrong. Zimmerman stated in his first interview, with Investigator Singleton, just after the incident that he was on his way to the grocery store when he spotted Martin. He was not ‘on patrol’ as Nellie Nell states.

  • http://twitter.com/LuvNotez2U Sally Y. Ross

    Glad to see you have Ms. Wendy listed here, but it looks like you missed something. This connects with the Sanford police inviestigator’s statement that the death of Trayvon Martin could have been avoided if he had simply identified himself. Wendy Dorival and George Zimmerman exchanged several emails regarding the Neighborhood Watch Program, and according to one dated Monday Sep. 19, 2011 she provided him with 300 NW (Neighborhood Watch) Contact Cards that had his name and phone number printed on the bottom of them. I seriously doubt that George would have used them all up by February 2012 in such a small ccommunity. So it stands to reason that as the Neighborhood Watch guy he would have carried a few in his pocket whenever he left home to use to identify himself should the need arise. The situation with Trayvon would have given him the perfect opportunity to introduce himself to Trayvon, briefly explain his concern about the neighborhood and give the teenager his card with instructions to call him if something came up. But George didn’t do that because he was up to no good. The police took the clothes he was wearing as evidence and I hope they found some of those NW cards in his pockets because I sure would like to hear about why he chose to use his gun instead of one of the cards.

    • Lee Austin

      because he (GZ) was getting his ass kicked and a card won’t get a man beating you up off you.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mspumpum2u Sharonda Rosette

    She’s a TALKATIVE person!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Noam-Zinn/100003643928090 Noam Zinn

      Yeah she is.  She probably wanted to make sure nobody tried to connect her to the fact that Zimmerman was riding around with a loaded gun.  She wanted to make absolutely sure that people knew that wasn’t what neighborhood watch was about.