2018 Graduates of Police Citizen’s Academy

10 Community Members Graduate from Mill Creek Police Citizen’s Academy
Posted on 05/31/2018
A Citizens Academy participant tries out equipmentThe 2018 Mill Creek Police Citizen’s Academy concluded on May 23 with the graduation of 10 community members. This is the program’s second year.

The cohort participated in 10-week course that included a number of presentations and interactive learning ranging from community outreach, patrol procedures, and special weapons and tactics (SWAT), to detective investigations, the records function and everything in between. Instruction was provided by Mill Creek Police personnel.

"The Police Citizen's Academy was an incredibly enriching experience in numerous ways,” said Carmen Fisher, 2018 cohort member. “We got to know local law enforcement personnel, with the pleasure of seeing the tremendous character of our officers. The information presented was extensive and valuable, certain to be of lifelong use. And we had a lot of laughs and fun at the same time. This is community policing at its finest. I enjoyed every minute of class, and would highly recommend it.”

Many of the academy graduates will continue their civic engagement by joining the Mill Creek Police Department’s Citizen Patrol. The program is expected to launch later in 2018.

In his closing remarks, Mill Creek Police Chief Greg Elwin stressed the importance of police-community relations. “Although it is the officers' responsibility to reach out, all involved owe it to each other to maintain the relationship.”

The Police Department will offer the Police Citizens Academy in 2019. Those interested in participating may fill out an application now: www.cityofmillcreek.com/policecitizensacademy.