21th Citizen Police Academy Graduates
We held the graduation ceremony for students of our 21th Citizen Police Academy last evening (12/07/2016). The graduates spent eight (8) weeks learning about different facets of our Department and what the Officers do to on a daily basis to best serve their community. We have now educated over 450 citizens about all of the services their Police Department provide to this community.
I would like to publicly extend by congratulations to all of the graduates who took the time from their busy schedules to participate in such a worthwhile program. The graduates each got first-hand experience in a variety of areas. There is no doubt based on the conversations I had with the graduates that this was an eye-opening experience for all and one that will be everlasting. The graduates learned first-hand what takes place from the time a complaint is called into the Department to the time a final disposition is reached. Each of the graduates had the favorite class or two during the program but they all agreed that they never realized how much work our Officers do and how many different hats they wear doing the course of their shifts. Congratulation again.
I am looking forward to our 22st Citizen Police Academy class which is planned to start sometime in October in 2017. If you are interested I would ask that you call Sergeant Kirk Sanders at the Police Department (569-5348 ext. 624) or stop in at the Department and get an application at our Dispatch Center.
Chief Dave Ricardi