On Wednesday June 10, 2015 at 6 pm the Cobourg Police hosted its inaugural Citizen’s Police Academy graduation ceremony. Police Chief Kai Liu offered his congratulations to the graduates and presentations of certificates were made to the graduates by Mayor Gil Brocanier, Police Services Board members Bryan Baxter and Marg Godawa along with Chief Liu.
This event was the culmination of eight weekly meetings at the Cobourg Police station. During these meetings, Officers, Civilians and Volunteers shared their enthusiasm for their careers and gave information and presentations on the equipment, duties and procedures used in daily activities.
The Citizen’s Police Academy participants were given exposure to police equipment such as the Intoxilyzer, radar, Lidar (laser), police vehicles, uniform and use-of-force equipment (vest/baton/pepper spray/Taser/firearms). They also had informative presentations on Traffic Law, Liquor Law, the Criminal Code and even Social Media.
Participants regularly commented on the need for this opportunity to provide the public with a better understanding and knowledge of the duties and requirements that Police have in performing their duties and serving our Community.
The Cobourg Police Service is very proud of this program that allows us to share with our community members and is excited for the future of this program. Watch for the next Academy to take place in the Fall or Early Winter season.