Prince George’s County, Maryland… Deputy Chief, Bureau of Strategic Management, Gevonia R. Whittington and Captain Tiatte Day, Acting Commander of the Training and Education Division, celebrated the graduation of the Citizen’s Police Academy (CPA) Session XXIX in a ceremony last night recognizing forty citizens who successfully completed 12 weeks of training in the CPA.
Students completed 33 hours of instruction that covered a variety of topics such as criminal and traffic law, arrest procedures and judgment enhancement training. The CPA was started in 1991 and during that time approximately six hundred citizens have graduated.
In her remarks to the graduates, Deputy Chief Gevonia Whittington said, “We appreciate your commitment to learn more about our department. The knowledge you have gained will help you and the department continue to move this agency forward to providing a safe environment for your community and the communities of others.”
Mr. John E. Richardson, who was chosen by his classmates as the class speaker said, “As a class, we have a better understanding and appreciation of our police department and the men and women who serve our community. We leave here having more knowledge about our police department and look forward to continuing a positive partnership with our partners in law enforcement.”
For information about the Prince George’s County Citizen’s Police Academy, contact the CPA Coordinator, Sergeant Nancy Jackson at 301-794-1000.