Graduates received diplomas from Woodstock Police Chief Calvin Moss and Fire Chief Dave Soumas at the ceremony, celebrating their completion of the program.
Citizens’ Public Safety Academy is a series of educational classes designed to enhance residents’ understanding of aspects within the police and fire profession.
The program is intended to strengthen the relationship between the citizens and the Woodstock Police and Fire Departments, as well as spotlight the responsibilities of public safety personnel and the inherent risks associated with the professions.
Some of the classes that were offered during the series were domestic violence response, criminal investigation procedures, crime prevention, SWAT demonstrations, fire safety and fire prevention.
The Citizens’ Public Safety Academy took place every Wednesday evening, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. from Sep. 25 through Nov. 20.
The city of Woodstock will play host to another Citizens’ Public Safety Academy, which will be announced at a later date.
Graduates from the fall 2013 Citizens’ Public Safety Academy are: Robert Alford, Heidi Arabi, Marcia Beugel, Amy Boston, Danny Branom, Starling Burke, Hollie Carter, Teresa Colbert, Judith Davila, Kristal Dixon, Laura Dorsey, Wendy Durstberger, Robert Eldridge, Melissa Emert, Angela Hamby, Tammy Jenson, Steve Long, Osa Martens, Bernley Martens Jr., Katrin Meiser, Sherri Nadeau, Jeffery Nevison, Karen Nevison, Penny Parks, Bakari Phillips, Mike Satterly, Mitzi Saxon, Joshua Smith, Kathryn Turner, Dwight Waggener and John West.