Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Richmond Police Graduates 18 from Hispanic Academy

Hispanic Academy Graduation

7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17

Sacred Heart Center, 1400 Perry St.

The Richmond Police Department graduates the 18 members of its ninth Hispanic Academy tomorrow evening. The graduates took part in a six-week course that met twice weekly.

Topics covered during the course included robbery prevention, personal safety, DUI prevention, gang awareness and immigration laws. Public safety partners from the Richmond Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office and Richmond Fire and Emergency Services assisted in teaching several topics.

A majority of the course topics were taught in Spanish by several of the Department’s bilingual officers. Other classes were taught with the assistance of a translator from the City’s Hispanic Liaison Office.

Richmond Police partnered with the Sacred Heart Center to host the classes in a central location for the Hispanic residents.

For more information on the Richmond Police Hispanic Academy, please contact Officer Julissa Booth at 646-7179.