Citizen’s Police Academy graduation
The West Plains Police Department’s Citizen’s Police Academy held its graduation on Wednesday, Nov. 9, at the Fish Shack Restaurant. Eighteen graduates celebrated the ten-week Citizen Police Academy where they were awarded a certificate for their accomplishment and enjoyed a great dinner.
During the ten-week academy, the graduates took part in learning more about their Police Department and the Law Enforcement profession in general. Chief Monticelli stated, “the West Plains Police Department staff do outstanding work, day after day. The graduates were able to experience some of that during the ten-week program with the interactions they had with the men and women that make up their Police Department.”
Graduates experience a packed agenda during the ten-weeks. Attendees toured the WPPD, learned about the Police Reserve Officer Program, Emergency Communications, Patrol Procedures, Geographic Policing, General Investigations, SRT Team, SWAT, Active Shooter, Use of Force, Drug Task Force, Cyber Crimes, Firearms Safety, Trip to the Range, K9 Operations, Traffic Stops, Crime Scene and Evidence, Emergency Management System, Crisis Negotiations Team, and Practical Night.
The 2023 Citizen’s Police Academy will be open sometime around late July to beginning of August for applicants to apply to attend the academy that will start on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2023.