Citizens train with WHPS

The 2017 Citizens Academy class. Front Row (left to right): Ellen Finn, Ann Reese, Sarah Baker, Anita Moxness, Lisa Spencer, Julie Maas-Kusske and Sandra Berg. Back Row (left to right): Sgt. Rick Denneson, Nikole Strand, Brian Martin, Adam Kusske, Douglas Deakins, Kevin Moxness, Steve Grotting, Titus Winger and Director Gary Kroells. Not pictured: Bradley Brozek. (Submitted photo)
The 2017 Citizens Academy class. Front Row (left to right): Ellen Finn, Ann Reese, Sarah Baker, Anita Moxness, Lisa Spencer, Julie Maas-Kusske and Sandra Berg. Back Row (left to right): Sgt. Rick Denneson, Nikole Strand, Brian Martin, Adam Kusske, Douglas Deakins, Kevin Moxness, Steve Grotting, Titus Winger and Director Gary Kroells. Not pictured: Bradley Brozek. (Submitted photo)
The 2017 Citizens Academy concluded their last night of classes with a graduation ceremony at the West Hennepin Public Safety Department on April 6.

The last night concluded the eight-week course that was attended by 15 participants. With the graduation of last night’s class, this program has had over 175 participants since its inception in 1999.

The participants learned about traffic enforcement, use of force, narcotics and investigations, court proceedings and prosecution, watch a demonstration by a Police K-9 and several other topics.

The Citizens Academy is held annually in February and runs every Thursday night for eight weeks. If you would like information, contact our office at 763-479-0500 or email Sgt. Rick Denneson at [email protected] The West Hennepin Public Safety Department would like to thank the 2017 graduating class for their participation in the program.