Here's a quick update on the 2017 Citizens Police Academy!
WEEK 1 - Lt. Mooradian welcomed in the new class and gave an overview of the Police Department, history of law enforcement in Dodge City, and ended his session with a tour of the police station.
- DCPD Administrative Assistant Heidi Dominguez then informed the students on the workings of the records department and described how they operate and assist within the police department.
- Animal Shelter Director Laura Stein and Animal Control Officer Paula Schreiber finished up the first night of class with a great presentation on how the animal shelter functions and what laws are enforced in Dodge City and why! Great first night!
WEEK 2 - Lt. Mooradian started off the night with a presentation on DCPD Patrol Operations, Procedures, and Equipment!
- Patrol Sgt. Bob Stein and Detective J.L. Bice presented a great class on gang awareness for Dodge City and how the community can assist in combating this issue.
WEEK 3 - City Prosecutor Mark Cowell and Ford County Attorney Kevin Salzman tagged teamed the night with very informative presentations on how the judicial system works on both the City and County levels.This is always an educational time for the students.
WEEK 4 - Lt. Colleen Brooks-Francis and Detective David Gordon presented a class on Domestic Violence and Child Abuse. This class is always one of the students favorites and most informative. Both presenters are extremely knowledgeable and and very good at what they do. This class gives the students an opportunity to discuss the ramifications of domestic violence, what resources are available for victims, and what criteria is required for a domestic violence investigation. It also gives a better understanding of the laws and investigative techniques pertaining to child abuse cases as well as the resources available for victims of these types of crimes. Great job!
Next week we look forward to hearing from Cpl. Troy Buller on Traffic and Accident Investigations and Cpl. Thad Brown on DUI Investigations! See you next Tuesday!