CAMDEN — The Camden Police Department recently hosted its first annual Citizens Police Academy (CPA). The training and informative class was hosted at the Camden Police Department and was instructed by Detective Jeremiah Morgan.
“This year we had nine participants,” Chief Matt Spurlock reported. “Each participant who completed the class received a CPA shirt and a certificate from the class.”
A graduation ceremony took place on Aug. 6.
“This a great thing for Camden Police Department and the Citizens of Camden because it tears down the wall and gives the citizens of Camden a small sample of what we do on a daily basis. However, the most important thing is that it builds a community relationship between the Police Dept and Citizens and that in itself is invaluable. We hope to grow this event each year,” Detective Morgan said.
“This is a great way to bring the community and the department closer, when you are able to explain in more detail what the officers do on a daily basis,” Chief Spurlock added.
The class was a 6-week program which included topics such as police equipment, policy and procedures, police K-9 demonstrations, crime scene investigation, and more.