17 residents graduate from Citizens Academy

The Chesterfield County Police Department’s Citizens Academy held its 28th graduation ceremony on Tuesday, April 16.

The class’ 17 graduates joined the more than 700 county residents who have already completed the Senior Citizens or Citizens academies, which were first offered in 1999.

The academy includes visual presentations, question-and-answer sessions, tours and a variety of practical exercises. The department believes graduates of the Citizens Academy play an important partner role in helping it ensure that Chesterfield County is the safest and most secure community of its size in the U.S.

Tuesday’s graduates included: Jawaher Abed, Saba A. Abed, Stephanie K. Copeland, Michael F. DeWitt, Coleman Grandstaff, Elizabeth “Lisa” Janes, Jack Juris, Sue Juris, James R. Kramer, David Lipp, David D. McGee, Deborah Newcome, Brenda Stewart, Gertrud Swearengen, Judith R. Waters, Jeffrey M. West and Earl Woosley.


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