Class No. 19 of the Arlington Heights Citizen Police Academy held its spring graduation ceremony in the council chamber of village hall.
The academy graduation recognized 25 citizen students and culminated the 11 week program. The ceremony was attended by both Mayor Thomas Hayes and Chief of Police Gerald Mourning and followed a demonstration of search and apprehension techniques by the police department's three K-9 officers and dog partners Layka and Max.
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During the course of their academy experience, Class 19 students had hands-on training and practical insights into every facet of police work in Arlington Heights, ranging from traffic stop procedures and criminal law to forensic crime detection and identity theft. In addition to classroom presentations, Class 19 students toured the police station, 911 Center and Third Circuit Court District in Rolling Meadows.
Applications for the fall session of the academy are now being accepted and are available through the village website at www.vah.com or through the police department's Information Desk.
Questions about academy programming and the application process can be directed to Officer Robert Kostka in the Community Services Bureau at (847) 368-5390.
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