Alumni Association News
HO, HO, HO!The FPCAAA held its annual Christmas event on December 8, 2012. Santa and his elf arrived via squad car with a bagful of gifts for the children of the police officers and staff. The kids each got to sit on Santa’s lap and tell him what they wanted for Christmas and they received their stocking full of toys. Some memorable comments from the children included one who wished for peace for all and another wanted to win the lottery!
While waiting for Santa, there were crafts for the kids. The parents helped the children put bracelets, masks, snowmen, reindeer, Christmas frames and ornaments together. After visiting with Santa, there was food to snack on. Everyone had a great time!
Police academy adds to its citizen roll call in FranklinFranklinNOW article about the Alumni Association from Nov. 27, 2012
2012 CERT Training
The second Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) was held at the Franklin Police Department this spring. Class consisted of a total of 20 hours of instruction and hands on training spread out over three days on April 27, April 28, and May 5. This class was sponsored by the Franklin Police Citizens Academy alumni Association (FPCAAA) and taught by the Milwaukee County Emergency Management Agency. This class was attended by a mix of 21 students from many different backgrounds, all ages, and skill levels. Class consisted of both lecture and hands on team building skills. Every student had to put out an active fire outside in a controlled burn barrel. Class wrapped up after 16 hours of training with a 4 hour mock disaster drill held in the shoot house in the basement of the Police Department. All students received a certificate of completion of CERT training at the end of class. Lunch was provided on both Saturday dates by Jimmy John's of Franklin.
Citizen Academy Class Graduation Ceremony
On May 22 in the Franklin Municipal Courtroom, 13 fellow citizens graduated from the Franklin Police Department Citizen Academy Class XI. Over 45 people from previous classes, family and friends joined in honoring the graduates. The academy enabled residents of Franklin to learn the basics of law enforcement over a period of 12 weeks.
Brief comments were made by the Master of Ceremonies, Officer
Gary Wallace; Chief Rick Oliva; Mayor Tom Taylor; class graduate
Leah Davis and Alumni president Ron Jeske, followed by the
presentation of certificates to Class XI graduates. A short photo
opportunity and social then concluded the evening.
If you are interested in attending a future academy session – spring or fall – please contact Sgt. Patrick Scalise at the Franklin Police Department.