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9 graduate from Cornelius Police Citizens Academy

Class of 2022 at the firearms range: Left to right: Robert Ashbaugh, Sgt. Figaro (firearms instructor), Liza Natal, John Dunne, Glenn Cusick, Paul Turbedsky, Bill Litzenberger, Thomas Gillan. Not shown: Forest Staples, Shara St. Denis.

Nov. 20. The Cornelius Police Department graduated nine members of the Citizens Academy Class of 2022 this past week.

Background

The academy is a 12-week program to introduce participating citizens to the techniques, issues, and operations employed by the department.

Meeting one evening each week, the citizen-students were introduced to a wide spectrum of law enforcement subjects, including the procedures and legal rules governing arrests, vehicle stops, and criminal investigations.

Curriculum

They saw first-hand the vehicles, patrol boats, communications center, booking and interrogation facilities, and firearms that constitute the daily tools of police work. The students fired the police weapons, and practiced vehicle stop scenarios and some arrest techniques.

Special plaque

The appreciation of the Class is summed up and expressed in the plaque it presented to the Cornelius Police Department at graduation:

“We express our deep appreciation for the opportunity to learn and personally experience the breadth of service, protection, and judgment you provide to Cornelius every day. You guard us, you defend us, you befriend us, you uphold us. We laud your service and your daily valor.”

Discussion

3 Responses to “9 graduate from Cornelius Police Citizens Academy”

  1. Congratulations to all from one that when though the Cornelius Citizens Police Academy

    Posted by Brian | November 21, 2022, 12:53 pm
  2. Hopefully the Constitution is taught.

    Posted by Ng | November 22, 2022, 4:45 am
    • It included discussions of stop and frisk, vehicle stop, search, question and interrogation issues – constitutional issues from a working police perspective. Pretty clear they dont want to screw up an arrest or prosecution by not doing it right.

      Posted by RA | November 28, 2022, 12:16 pm

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