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Congratulations to 40 New Graduates of Citizens Police Academy

The Arlington Police Department celebrates the accomplishments of 40 residents.  All of them finished the Arlington Citizens Police Academy program and were awarded certificates of completion during a graduation ceremony recently in Council Chamber.

Photographers and cellphone cameras captured the excitement as each graduate stepped forward to shake hands with police command Staff.

A reception in the Hall of Mayors was hosted by the Arlington Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association. Chaplain Harold Elliott was the keynote speaker.

In the audience, 16-year-old Zaria Nails sat with 22 other students waiting for their names to be called as graduates of the 2014 High School Citizens Police Academy.

After the academy, this teen plans to join the Police Explorers, then Its high school graduation, college and a career in law enforcement.

“I want to be a homicide detective,” Zaria said. “I like solving things, plus I want a career with action.”

“In the academy, I learned so much, … more than I ever thought possible. It was a great experience!,” she said.

A new academy class for the fall will be forming soon. Stay connected for important dates or contact your Crime Prevention Officer for more information.