Nine area residents graduated from the West Hennepin Public Safety’s Citizens Police Academy on May 2. Attendees went through a seven week educational course to learn about topics such as WHPS history, how the 911 system works, traffic enforcement, use of force and deadly force, Police K9s, crime scene investigation and several other topics. The attendees pictured in the front row are: Karen Anderson, Dale Vassar, Joe Baker, Brad Spencer, Mike Field and WHPS Chief Ray McCoy. Back row: WHPS Sgt. Gary Kroells, Allan Chappell, Ann Chappell, Gary Nehring, Tommy McConn and WHPS Officer Rick Denneson. Look for the Citizens Police Academy to start in spring of 2014. For information, contact West Hennepin Public Safety Department at 763-479-0500.