The Parma Police Department would like to thank and recognize the following individuals for participating in our agency’s Citizens Police Academy: William Bower Jr., David Cisco, Janice Cisco, Snezana Cupac, Kim Dontenville, Dino Gammalo, Ritika Giju, Geoff Hawk, Richard J. Oglio Sr., Steven Riggle, Grace Roksandic, Nicole Sheppard, Michelle N. Witchey
Lt. Thomas Siedlecki coordinated the 10-week session which met every Tuesday evening from 6:30-9:30pm from April 17 – June 19.
The Citizens Police Academy program is intended to open the lines of communication between the Community and the Parma Police Department by allowing citizens a firsthand look at the rules, regulations and policies the police follow.
The objective of the Parma Police Department’s Citizens Police Academy is not to train individuals in becoming “Police Officers,” but to produce informed citizens. The Citizens and Police Officers meet each other face to face in a neutral, friendly setting and each becomes a person to the other. In the past, citizens have simply seen a uniform, now they have an understanding about the person behind the badge.
The academy is free in cost for those individuals selected.
Requirements for participation are: Must be at least 18 years of age, have no criminal history other than minor traffic violations (background checks will be performed), be physically able to participate in active class training, commit to attend 10 weekly three-hour sessions, and sign required waivers and agreements.
If anyone is interested in being selected for this fall’s academy (dates to be announced soon), please contact Lieutenant Thomas Siedlecki at 440-887-7329 (or firstname.lastname@example.org) for an application and more detailed information.