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Des Plaines Police Host Citizen's Police Academy Graduation

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  • The Des Plaines Police Department hosted a December 4, 2012 Graduation Ceremony for participants of the twelve week Citizen's Police Academy, held this fall at the Des Plaines Police Station, 1418 Miner Street. The Citizen's  Police Academy included sessions involving the shooting range, an Illinois Vehicle Code and Criminal Law overview, domestic violence, traffic stop/felony traffic stop practicals, ride-a-longs with a patrol officer, evidence collection, and many other topics.  Participants interacted with many Des Plaines Police Officers throughout the course, which culminated in the Graduation Ceremony on December 4, 2012.  The event was held in the City Hall Council Chambers.  Each participant received a certificate from Des Plaines Police Chief Bill Kushner.(pictured above front row left to right) Graduates of the Citizen's Police Academy Steve Reddington, Diane Quast, Richard Quast, Carol Reed, Dennis Fornoff, Diane Jannetto, Diane Joergens, Arkadi Karapetian, Loretta Keenhaust, Judith M. Hanneman, Brandon A. Knipp, Phyllis Warme, Candee A. Cole, Jill  O'Connell, John Brayton, Lynn M. Brayton, Sara Walsh, Norman Randall, and Stanley John Niziolek are joined by (back row left to right) Des Plaines Police Officer Colin Johnson, Deputy Chief Mike Kozak, City Manager Michael Bartholomew, Des Plaines Homeland Security and Emergency Management Deputy Executive Coordinator John Pluta, Police Commander Dan Niemann, Police Chief Bill Kushner, Officer Joe Spallone, Officer Martin Reutimann, Officer Carlo Ereno, and Officer Ryan O'Connell at the Citizen's Police Academy Graduation.  For more photographs visit  www.desplaines.org/citizensacademy and watch cable Channel 17 for a rebroadcast of the graduation.  It may also be viewed at http://ec4.cc/vbdb6448 .

      The Des Plaines Police Department hosted a December 4, 2012 Graduation Ceremony for participants of the twelve week Citizen's Police Academy, held this fall at the Des Plaines Police Station, 1418 Miner Street. The Citizen's Police Academy included sessions involving the shooting range, an Illinois Vehicle Code and Criminal Law overview, domestic violence, traffic stop/felony traffic stop practicals, ride-a-longs with a patrol officer, evidence collection, and many other topics. Participants interacted with many Des Plaines Police Officers throughout the course, which culminated in the Graduation Ceremony on December 4, 2012. The event was held in the City Hall Council Chambers. Each participant received a certificate from Des Plaines Police Chief Bill Kushner.(pictured above front row left to right) Graduates of the Citizen's Police Academy Steve Reddington, Diane Quast, Richard Quast, Carol Reed, Dennis Fornoff, Diane Jannetto, Diane Joergens, Arkadi Karapetian, Loretta Keenhaust, Judith M. Hanneman, Brandon A. Knipp, Phyllis Warme, Candee A. Cole, Jill O'Connell, John Brayton, Lynn M. Brayton, Sara Walsh, Norman Randall, and Stanley John Niziolek are joined by (back row left to right) Des Plaines Police Officer Colin Johnson, Deputy Chief Mike Kozak, City Manager Michael Bartholomew, Des Plaines Homeland Security and Emergency Management Deputy Executive Coordinator John Pluta, Police Commander Dan Niemann, Police Chief Bill Kushner, Officer Joe Spallone, Officer Martin Reutimann, Officer Carlo Ereno, and Officer Ryan O'Connell at the Citizen's Police Academy Graduation. For more photographs visit www.desplaines.org/citizensacademy and watch cable Channel 17 for a rebroadcast of the graduation. It may also be viewed at http://ec4.cc/vbdb6448 .
    Karen Kozenczak

 
Karen Kozenczak

The Des Plaines Police Department hosted a December 4, 2012 Graduation Ceremony for participants of the twelve week Citizen's Police Academy, held this fall at the at the Des Plaines Police Station, 1418 Miner Street.

According to Des Plaines Police Officer Colin Johnson, the Citizen's Police Academy included sessions involving the shooting range, an Illinois Vehicle Code and Criminal Law overview, domestic violence, traffic stop/felony traffic stop practicals, ride-a-longs with a patrol officer, evidence collection, and many other topics. Participants interacted with many Des Plaines Police Officers throughout the 12 week course, which culminated in the Graduation Ceremony on December 4, 2012. The event was held in the City Hall Council Chambers. Each participant received a certificate from Des Plaines Police Chief Bill Kushner.

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"The Academy provides an opportunity for citizens to get an understanding of the Des Plaines Police Department and its role in the community. Many of our graduates gave testimony at our graduation event as to how valuable this program was to them," Officer Johnson said.

Des Plaines Police Officers involved with the Citizen's Police Academy developed a video about the 12 week session. It may be viewed as part of the televised Des Plaines Citizen's Police Academy Fall Graduation on Des Plaines Cable Channel 17 (visit www.desplaines.org/17 for an

up-to-date broadcast schedule). The video is also available at http://ec4.cc/vbdb6448 . To visit the photograph gallery of the graduation on the City's website visit www.desplaines.org/citizensacademy .

For additional information regarding the Des Plaines Police Department's Citizen's Police Academy contact Officer Johnson at 847-391-5410.

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