On Tuesday, Sept. 17, 13 community members graduated from Class #11 of the Signal Hill Police Department (SHPD) Citizen Police Academy.
Class members Jack Schumann, Dyana Dulin, Khemaroth Huon, Evette Monji, Marlene Gonzalez, GB Bajaj, Brenda Bajaj, Mercy Cheung, Ida Aleman, Linda Raatz, Pat Nies, Connie Pino and Kris Chapman underwent 10 weeks of law-enforcement education and demonstrations to achieve graduate status.
The class topics included: police administration and patrol, crime scene investigation, police communications and the jail system, identity theft, weaponless defense, traffic enforcement, a DUI workshop, weapon safety and live weapon fire, and the legal system presented by Honorable Judge Tomson Ong from the Long Beach Superior Court. The academy is presented as a way to provide community members with a more in-depth view of local law-enforcement, according to SHPD.
The academy is facilitated by Sgt. Robert Cravens, Senior Officer Kelli Brown and police volunteer Judie Jacobus. Residents interested in the class may contact Sgt. Cravens at firstname.lastname@example.org .