On Sept 15 we kicked off our Fall 2021 Citizen's Police Academy. After receiving their CPA student manuals and ID cards, the ten enthusiastic participants received a warm welcome from Jeff Hemesath, of our Crime Prevention Unit.
After some housekeeping and ride-along issues were addressed, Telecommunicator Kelly Burns familiarized the participants with the important role that communications plays in police work. She also touched on the many duties and responsibilities that accompany this vital link in the law enforcement process. The students were able to see what most people cannot - the Communications Center.
Detective Ken James gave a great overview of the examination, hiring and training process for police officers. Naturally, there were many questions (as there will be throughout the 10 weeks). His great presentation laid the foundation for what is to come in future weeks.