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Covington Citizens Academy holds graduation

Covington-The Covington Citizens Academy graduated its second class in front of the Mayor and City Council Monday night.

Members of the second Citizen’s Police Academy class were awarded certificates during the City Council meeting on June 2, 2015. The class was designed to show participants the inner-workings of the Covington Police Department and law enforcement practices over a six week period. Another Citizen’s Academy is scheduled to be held this fall. Those interested in applying should visit

“The goal is to give citizens a better understanding of the Covington Police Department and to promote a team concept of the City of Covington Police Department and the citizens we serve,” Covington Police Chief Stacey Cotton said.

Citizens spent six weeks meeting every Thursday from 6-9 p.m. learning about various aspects of the police department, including its patrol unit, specialized unit, firearm use and force demonstration.

Members of the academy were: Trey Sanders, Donna Barlow, Anita Thompson, Pamela Henry, Avis Williams, Ruby Burchett, Glenda Johnson, Glynda Meyerholtz, Steve Gapp, Mallory Smith, Nancy Smith, Annette Smith, Keith Adams, Randall Luna, Keith Reardon, Tim Price, Cecil Rosier, Bruce Milligan, D’Ondra Mapp and Joanne Symmes.