On March 20 we kicked off the Spring 2019 Citizen's Police Academy. After receiving their CPA student manuals and ID cards, the twelve enthusiastic participants received a warm welcome from Chief Patrick Kreis.
After some housekeeping and ride-along issues were addressed, Telecommuncator Rick Fanella familiarized the participants with 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 Courtney Blaul 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). Her great presentation laid the foundation for what is to come in future weeks.