High school seniors aren’t the only people becoming graduates this season in Hilliard.
A total of 32 individuals completed the Hilliard Division of Police’s Citizens Police Academy (CPA) program. They are members of the program’s 11th graduating class.
Students attended a three-hour class every Tuesday for 14 weeks. They learned about various police operations, including how to conduct a traffic stop, investigate a crash, collect evidence from a crime scene, operate a speed radar gun, shoot in the firing range, and much more.
Additionally, students learned about the operations of the Norwich Township Fire Department and participated in ride-alongs with both agencies.
“We’re happy to welcome the newest members of our HPD family,” said Chief of Police Robert Fisher. “This program is a tool to build understanding and trust between residents and police.”
The agency offers the academy once per year. The 12th class is expected to begin in February 2020.