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Spring 2016 CPA - Week 1
Introduction, Police Officer Overview, Communications and Facility Tour
On March 23, 2016  we kicked off Spring 2016 Citizen's Police Academy.

After signing in and obtaining their CPA student manuals and ID cards, the group received a warm welcome from Chief Mark Fleischhauer.  The Chief spent a few minutes explaining the history of the program and what the participants had to look forward to in the upcoming 10 weeks.

After some housekeeping and ride-along issues were addressed, Telecommuncator Jim Neuhaus familiarized the participants with the the important role that communications plays in police work. He 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 can't - the Communications Center.

Officer Mike Katzenstein gave a great overview of a police officers job including job description and tyhpes of calls that police officers deal with on a daily basis. Officer Katzenstein also gave a quick breakdown of some 2015 statistics.  His talk laid the foundation for what is to come in future weeks.

Finally, Officer Jennifer Weber gave the class a tour of our recently renovated facility, including the firearms range and booking/cell area.

Here's a few pictures from  week #1:

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