Residents graduate from Huron Township Citizen Police Academy

Photos courtesy of Huron Township Department of Public Safety.

The Huron Township Department of Public Safety hosted a graduation ceremony for the department’s second graduating class of the Citizen Police Academy. This ceremony took place at the Board of Trustees meeting on Wednesday, June 27, 2018. The Citizen Police Academy was supervised by Huron Township Police Department Sgt. Robert Kelch.

The Citizen Police Academy Second Graduating class consisted of a 12-week program that focused on the education of its members as it related to the Police and Fire Departments.

Residents received education in the following areas:

-The History and current state of the Huron Township Police Department
-Computer Forensics
-Human Trafficking
-K-9 Unit and demonstrations
-Major Crimes and Homicide Investigation and Crime Scene Processing
-Use of Force and Deadly Force simulation
-Specialty Units and Drug Enforcement
-Fire Department Operations and Fire Equipment Demonstration
-Each member had the opportunity to join a Huron Township Police Officer for a ride along

Sgt. Robert Kelch (left) and Everette Robbins, director of public safety.

The graduates of this class consisted of residents and business owners from all across Huron Township. The following is a list of the 2018 Graduating Class (Some Pictured below):

Brendan Russow
Lindsay Shanks
Mike Anetzberger
Scott Wellman
Maeghan Lyons
Kristin Gambino
Amber Darnell
Joe Ferullo
Mary Swatek
Kimberly Rhodes

“One of the things that we have always prided ourselves on is bettering the relationship we have with our community. Community Partnerships continues to be one of our core values. An informed and educated community is always our best partner,” Said Public Safety Director Everette Robbins.

“This was a very special group of people who are very active throughout our community. They were a very interactive class who we all learned a lot from. We are thankful to have each of them become a part of our public safety family. We built a trust between one another that no one can ever take from us. I was our pleasure getting to know each of them.

“Sergeant Kelch deserves a lot of credit for the success of this class. This was truly his vision and I thank him for the time and energy he put into this project. He represented our department and community very well.”

The Huron Township Department of Public Safety plans on continuing to make this an annual event. An application process will precede the class which is scheduled to begin in January of 2019.

Source: Huron Township Department of Public Safety

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