MPPD Citizen Police Academy holds graduation

  • Thursday, June 26, 2014

The MPPD Citizen Police Academy Class of 2014 PROVIDED

Mount Pleasant residents recently graduated from the 2014 Mount Pleasant Citizen Police Academy with critical skills and knowledge that will help them keep Mount Pleasant safe.

Recent graduates included Steve Ashburn, Wendy Balelo, Ed Burns, Don Cobb, Link Eardley, William Frodyma, Ann Gallenberger, Dennis Gettelfinger, Lynne Gettelfinger, Stella Holmberg, Ivan Lund, Marilyn Pease, Paul Siegel, Ed Weklar and Lee Gordy.

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, nearly 300 Mount Pleasant residents have graduated from the academy.

Classes meet on Thursdays for 10 weeks and allow flexibility for voluntary portions of the program. Class size is 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 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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