MPPD Citizen Police Academy graduates complete course

  • Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Several Mount Pleasant residents recently graduated from the 26th class of the Mount Pleasant Police Department’s Citizen Police Academy with critical skills and knowledge that will help them keep Mount Pleasant safe. PHOTO PROVIDED

Mount Pleasant residents recently graduated from the 26th class of the Mount Pleasant Police Department’s Citizen Police Academy with critical skills and knowledge that will help them keep Mount Pleasant safe.

Recent graduates included John Desautels, Mary Grace Felch, Victoria Barnard, Shanecqua Howard, Brenda McGowan, Frank Sherman, Kaijsa Padilla-Pagan, Anita Mueller, Jane Kenzik, Thomas Kenzik, Michelle Powell, Leo Russo, Jan O’Neill, Rita Alicks, Marla Hagedorn, Michael Hagedorn, Trish Snead, Mitch Snead, June Bell and Ron Bell.

The Mount Pleasant Citizen Police Academy is free of charge and provides a chance for the citizens of Mount Pleasant to understand the various aspects of the police department on a more personal level and to closely interact with its members.

During the program, a wide range of topics are discussed including national accreditation, operations, uniform patrol, traffic services and investigations. Since its inception a decade ago, more than 250 Mount Pleasant residents have graduated from the academy.

The next class will commence in April of 2014. Classes meet on Thursdays for 10 weeks and allow flexibility for voluntary portions of the program. Class size will be limited to 20 students of at least 18 years of age who have successfully completed the application process. The classes take place at the Mount Pleasant Police Department, 100 Ann Edwards Lane, Mount Pleasant.

For more information about the Mount Pleasant Citizen Police Academy, or to register for a class, contact PFC. Bryce Gregory at 843-849-2779 or email him at bgregory@tomspc.com.

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