16 volunteers graduate from Citizens Patrol Training Academy
The Lynnwood Police Department Citizens Patrol is now 55 members strong after welcoming the following 16 new members: Akram Ali, Rexford Danquah, Anisha Farook, Riley Frisk, Josh Gillis, George Hamasaki, Nancy Irwin, Jennifer Kiteley, Lisa Kiteley, Valentina Lukyanchenko, Victor Lukyanchenko, Skylar Merback, Gareth Moore, Terre Norng, David Oliver and Rigel Perkins.
These new members attended the Citizens Patrol Training Academy and completed 100 hours of specialized training.
Most of these new members also attended the 12-week Citizens Academy that LPD held earlier this year and were in fact selected from this Academy which numbers close to 85 attendees.
Of these new members, 14 from the new class hold a Limited Commission to write disabled parking citations.
In addition, Citizens Patrol provides numerous services to the department, some of which include: directing traffic, writing disabled citations, opening locked car doors, providing bike patrol for the city, transports, and helping with weather-related and crime scene emergencies.
Anyone interested in learning more about the Lynnwood Police Department’s volunteer programs or how to get involved with its annual FREE Citizens Academy, which starts in January, call the Crime Prevention Office at 425-670-5635 (Shannon Sessions) or 425-670-5639 (Cheryl Tenney.)