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The Kerrville Police Department honored the 4th Junior Citizen Police Academy graduating class with a special ceremony on Friday, June 21st at 11:45 a.m. at the Doyle School Community Center. The ceremony honored 10 junior cadets who participated in the program.
The Junior Citizen Police Academy is designed to give the youth ages 11-15, a working knowledge of the Kerrville Police Department through comprehensive classroom instruction, demonstration, and hands-on activities.
Program Coordinators, Officers Paul Gonzales, David Torres, Kevin Fowler, Chief John M. Young Jr., Lieutenants Phil Engstrom and Mary Krebs, and members of the Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association congratulated the graduates, their friends and family. Each graduate received a certificate of completion along with a shirt.
"Congratulations, I commend each of you for taking the time away from your families and summer break to participate in the Junior Citizen Police Academy and for becoming a vital part of the police department and community!" said Chief John M. Young Jr., as he addressed the graduating class.
Officer Gonzales also addressed the class, thanking the junior cadets for taking an active role in making Kerrville a better place to live and for becoming role models for their peers!
The next Junior Citizen Police Academy starts June 2014.