The Delaware State Police recognized 20 graduates during a ceremony for the Citizen’s Police Academy Class on Oct. 29 at the Delaware State Police Troop 3 in Camden.
The academy class learned about a wide variety of police activities consistent with what a Delaware trooper experiences today during the nine consecutive sessions. The class, which ran Sept. 3 through Oct. 29, included criminal and traffic investigations, special units, tours and other law enforcement-related topics. Additionally, the participants had the opportunity to ride with patrol troopers.
During this program, CPA attendees sacrificed their time to learn more about DSP and its various units. Some of the highlighted presentations and special units who presented consisted of the Honor Guard Unit, Pipes and Drums, DSP Museum, DSP Academy, K-9 Demonstration, Collision Reconstruction Unit, Violent Intruder Preparedness and Response, Mounted Patrol Unit, Special Operation Response Team, Explosive Ordnance Disposal, Fraud Investigations, DUI Investigations, Community Outreach Unit and the Firearms Training Unit.
On the final night of the program, the class was recognized by keynote speaker Col. Nathaniel McQueen Jr., superintendent of the Delaware State Police, who presented formal certificates of appreciation to the class attendees. Two class speakers, James Stewart and Mark Pleasanton, offered remarks highlighting the class’ accomplishments over the past nine weeks.
The next Citizen’s Police Academy will be scheduled in spring 2020 in Sussex County. Those interested should visit dsp.delaware.gov.