FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: KPD Community Relations Division
#27 beginning February 2012
— Class #27 of the Kenner Citizens’
will begin on Tuesday,
February 7, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. at the Kenner Police Complex
located at 500 Veterans Blvd.
Kenner Police Chief Steve Caraway
and the Kenner Police Department encourage citizens of
and those working in
to participate in this unique opportunity to learn more about
Students attend free classes one night per week for 13 weeks;
receiving instruction from trained police officers who are
certified in their fields.
The Academy provides detailed coverage about how the
police department works in the following areas:
functions, crime prevention, criminal investigations, computer
forensics, K-9 Unit, crime scene procedures, criminal and
domestic violence laws, narcotics investigations, traffic
enforcement, physical fitness, use of police force and
self-defense, gang awareness and S.W.A.T.
Students receive a tour of Headquarters and the jail and
participate in a ride along with a police officer.
Upon completion of the program, a graduation ceremony is
held for students.
Graduates of the program have the opportunity to join the Kenner
Citizens’ Academy Alumni Association (KCPAAA), through which
they can lead the community in improving safety and promoting
support for the Kenner Police Department.
Alumni members can also volunteer their assistance at
various department events.
Graduates may also apply for entry into the KPD Community Police
Corps. This great
program gives members the opportunity to volunteer and assist
the KPD in its mission.
For more information and to fill out an application, visit the
Kenner Police Department website at
Please contact the KPD Community Relations Division at
(504) 712-2294, (504) 712-2395,
with any additional