New Jersey State Police First Citizens Academy Graduates

Colonel Patrick Callahan, First Assistant Attorney General Jennifer Davenport, and State Police command staff yesterday attended the first New Jersey State Police Citizens Academy graduation ceremony at the log cabin at Division Headquarters.

The Citizens Academy consisted of community leaders, faith-based leaders, and members of the New Jersey community from across the state who committed to an eight-week program, which was created to inform a group of citizens, who represent a cross section of New Jersey, about the responsibilities, capabilities, operations, and procedures of the New Jersey State Police.

Participants met weekly at various State Police facilities where they were able to engage in interactive sessions with troopers from a wide variety of assignments within the State Police. Students were educated on topics such as how we use the latest technologies, training practices, and investigative tools and techniques.

The feedback we received from the class was tremendous! By all accounts, the program exceeded students’ expectations! After Colonel Callahan and First Assistant Davenport presented the graduates with their certificates, the class presented Colonel Callahan and Sgt. First Class James Kappler with plaques of appreciation. SFC Kappler implemented and supervised the program.

Congratulations to all of the graduates!