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14 graduate from Rockford Citizen's Police Academy

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Members of the Rockford Police Department gathered Wednesday to honor 14 people who successfully completed the city's Citizen's Police Academy.

The graduates spent two hours every Wednesday for the last seven weeks attending training sessions on the public safety process. The citizens learned about Field and Investigative Services Bureau and 911 Center operations, community policing, crime prevention, drug and gang awareness, crime analysis, how to form a neighborhood watch group, and more.

Wednesday's graduates were:

  • Austin Bartlet
  • Joan Gitchel
  • Roger Gorman
  • Robyn Gorman
  • Tom Howarth
  • Cathy Johnson
  • Max Keopraseuth
  • Charles Milgram Jr.
  • Ethan Pease
  • Rose Sirois
  • Nancy Smith
  • Jacob Swenson
  • Heather Tucker
  • Joann VanderHeyden

This was the tenth graduating class for the Citizen's Police Academy.

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