CITIZENS POLICE ACADEMY
ARVADA ALUMNI NEWSLETTER
Summer 2010 VOLUME 10
Sgt. A. J. DeAndrea
DATE: September 9, 2010 Judy Slivensky
TIME: 7:00-8:30 pm email@example.com
CPAAA Phone 720-898-6884
LOCATION: Anne Campbell Room
8101 Ralston Road
SPEAKER: John-Michael Keyes
To bring together graduates
TOPIC: Platte Valley High School of the Arvada Citizens Police
Incident Academy as a source of active
volunteer support to the
Arvada Police Department.
To promote awareness of law
John-Michael Keyes represents
The "I Love U Guys" Foundation enforcement and community
to districts, departments, agencies issues and enhance relations
and organizations regarding school
safety. His professional career has between the community and
included graphic design, software the Department. To
development, and workflow analysis. encourage and recruit
The death of his daughter, Emily, at
Platte Canyon High School compelled participants for the Academy
Mr. Keyes to bring his professional through our activities and
expertise to the arena of school safety.
The Keyes family's response to the events
at Platte Canyon High School was immediate
support for first responders and compassionate outreach to law MEETINGS
enforcement. The Keyes' hope these direct and positive actions can act
as a guidepost for families impacted by violence. Board Meetings will be
on the second Thursday
A critical ingredient in the safe school recipe is the classroom response
to an incident at school. Weather events, fires, accidents, intruders and of the month at 6:00
other threats to student safety are scenarios that are planned and p.m. in the Anne
trained for by school and district administration. Student safety also
transcends the classroom and extends socially as well.
Campbell Room at City
Hall, 8101 Ralston
The "I Love U Guys" Foundation is committed to providing hands on, Road, unless otherwise
proven materials, helping educators and law enforcement promote and
protect student safety. notified. Members are
welcome to attend.
With a combination of both humor and heart, the presentation includes
powerful reminders of the importance of school safety, the recognition
Call Normalee Lee with
that no school is immune and whirlwind tour of the free resources questions, 303-423-
available to districts, departments, agencies. 9006.
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Arvada Police Awards Ceremony
By Joan Campbell
On May 24, 2010, the Arvada Police Awards Ceremony was held in the Black Box Theater at
the Arvada Center. Awards were presented to citizens and sworn officers for their exceptional
work and contributions to public safety. CPAAA sponsored the 2nd Annual Arvada Police Officer
Appreciation Contest open to 2nd grade students in the city of Arvada. Three winners were
chosen by police department employees from over 100 entries, and each student was presented a
framed certificate and a $20 gift card from Target. Chief Don Wick introduced the winners
whose writing and pictures were projected for the audience.
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Made a Difference Award
This letter was sent to all the CPAAA
volunteers that helped with the Section 8
applications. Congratulations to Judy
Kuester, Kellie Cox-Riede, Karen Graves, Jim
Petersen, Marilynn Maring, Diana Denker
and Ron Horn for making a difference.
“The achievements of an organization are the
results of the combined effort of each
individual.” – Vince Lombardi.
Please accept our sincere appreciation for
your hard work and assistance in making the opening of the Section 8 waiting list
on April 21 and April 22, 2010, such a success.
With your help, we were able to distribute 2,607 rental assistance applications to
low-income individuals and families, many of whom were homeless, elderly or
persons with disabilities. This number is more than double the amount we have
ever distributed before.
Our new approach of utilizing a “drive through” for application distribution
appeared to work very well and we received a large number of compliments from
applicants who utilized the drive through. We believe that response is due to all
our cooperative efforts that relied on your help to design and implement that new
Again, thank you for your help.
Edward G. Talbot
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Workshop Summaries from 2010 National Conference Attendees
Observations from the May 2010 National
Citizens Police Alumni Conference
By Jentry Kendall
The National Conference was held in Hilton Head, S.C at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Both location and
accommodations were superior and definitely contributed to the success of this year's conference.
My report on this conference will concentrate on the human side. It is always nice to see and meet new people
from other departments from across the country. It is especially nice to renew old acquaintances and to catch
up on all their news. This was especially true of those that had traveled the furthest. I am referring to the
contingent from Guam.
I had the pleasure of meeting Sgt. James "Kimo" Baccat and his associate Edilyn Terlaje at last year's
conference in Anchorage, Alaska. They were both affiliated with the Guam Homeland Security /Office of Civil
Defense. Some of you may have seen photos of Sgt Baccat and Edilyn enjoying the snow for the first time. Due
to a change of jobs, Edilyn has transferred to the Justice Dept and therefore was unable to attend the
conference in Hilton Head but intends to join us for our conference here in Jefferson County in 2011.
Accompanying Sgt Baccat this year were two very talented ladies from Guam Citizens Police Academy
Alumni Group, Rosemarie Barja and Debbie San Nicolas. And if I am not mistaken, this was their first trip to
the mainland. The ladies turned out to be "Super Shoppers" and greatly contributed to the Hilton Head
economy. Just kidding ladies. Sgt Baccat made some suggestions to myself and Capt. Dave Taylor as to some of
the things we might consider undertaking at the 2011 conference to make it even more exciting. Kimo is the
program coordinator in Guam and is responsible for liaison with the CPA and Alumni Group. He said that the
group is already raising funds for their travel to Colorado next year.
My overall observations of this year's conference is that the breakout sessions were very informative and
those that presented them were very knowledgeable and professional. The food and entertainment was
outstanding and went a long way to making the event successful.
DUI TRAINING - Or How to Drive Drunk!
By Pat Ferguson
Boy did we have fun driving drunk using D U I
glasses. The glasses simulate the real thing
(booze). This was an eye opener for I have never
had the chance to drive drunk. After they put in
the .08 DUI laws it was better not to try it.
The Beaufort County Sheriffs Office set up
a course in the parking lot and brought a golf
cart along for driving the course. They showed
us how it was possible to go through the course
without hitting the cones. Then the fun began.
They gave us the glasses and told us to drive
through the course with the glasses on. Debbie
Hamilton was the first one to drive and did we
laugh when she took out the cones. But it wasn’t
so funny when it was our turn. Pat went next
then Normalee and Lloyd. Lloyd didn’t take out
The next thing we did was use the strongest glasses and try to walk a straight line. Forget that I couldn’t
find the line. The Deputy’s were the greatest for their patience with us. The sheriff’s dept is top notch and it
was a great conference.
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Reality Based Training for Citizen Police Academies (CPAs)
By Normalee Lee
Some CPAs around the country have active, hands-on Reality Training for their CPA attendees
instead of just lectures. All police departments that have Reality Training require a special release
form from attendees in order to participate in this type of training.
If you like to act, play games or feel like a kid again then this type of CPA is for you. Some Reality
Based Training activities may include attendees:
Simulating building searches by hiding and searching for each other.
Role-playing family violence/domestic violence calls. Some departments even invite the
media so the community and press will better understand the dangers involved in these
kinds of calls.
Holding mock trials to learn about the judicial system in their communities.
Handling/trying on swat team equipment and going outside to see the BIG “toys” i.e.
bearcat, tanks etc. Some departments even allow attendees (who elect) to experience the
Taser by daisy-chaining attendees. The effect of the Taser is lessened the farer one is
from the source but still significant according to our presenter.
Running the required Officer Obstacle Course. How well do you think you would do?
Going to the shooting range to shoot different types of weapons.
Watching a demonstration of an actual “pat down”. One officer hides weapons all over
his/her body and then another officer does the “pat down”
Practicing handcuffing techniques. Sure hope no one loses the key!!!
Participating in a bank robbery scenario and then a detective comes in to explain how s/he
would proceed with the investigation (maybe even assigning tasks to attendees). This is
followed up with a judge explaining what would happen in court.
This type of training sounds not only fun and challenging but also one that you will long remember. I
think it would be exciting if we could include some of these activities to our CPA experience.
CERT- Community Emergency Response Team
by Nancy Mayer
A great class offered at this year’s NCPAA Conference in Hilton Head, SC, was an overview of
CERT (Community Emergency Response Team). The CERT program educates people about disaster
preparedness for potential hazards that may occur in their communities. CERT members can assist
others in their communities or at work when professional responders are not immediately available
to help. (Info taken from the CERT website – www.citizencorps.gov/cert)
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The overview provided at the conference gave us information about the program and how it
relates to other emergency response teams. The official CERT training program consists of seven
sessions that include disaster preparedness, disaster fire suppression, disaster medical operations,
light search and rescue operations, disaster psychology and team organization, and disaster
When a participant has completed their training, some communities may issue ID cards and
safety equipment to them. Some first responders also acknowledge CERT trained citizens and allow
them to help with disaster situations. Each community is different, though, and citizens should
check with their local emergency management teams to determine where help is needed during
This conference class was well attended and provided just a fraction of information regarding
CERT. The presenter recommended that attendees review the CERT website for more information
about CERT in their neighborhoods. From the website, “CERT is a proud partner of Citizen Corps
and the effort to have everyone in America prepare, train, and volunteer.”
By Lloyd Ferguson
I attended a presentation for at scene traffic collision investigation by the Beaufort county
Sheriff's office. I learned that there is a series of events that lead up to the occurrence of an
accident. It is up to the at-scene investigator to take charge of the accident scene preserve the
evidence. The investigator must have a broad knowledge of traffic laws and sort out facts from
If possible the drivers must be observed and questioned separately to locate
contradictions. All witness need to be located and questioned. All of the statements are then
compared for uniformity. In the case of hit and run, it is often difficult for the investigator to
identify the missing parts of the accident. This is a challenge but not impossible. With skillful
police work the investigator can determine the make, year and body style of the vehicle, damage
sustained, direction and speed and tire impressions. Often key evidence that was left behind is
enough to locate the vehicle and driver.
In the case of a single vehicle fatality, the investigator can determine the cause by tracing
a series of events that led up to the accident. It is important that the physical evidence is
preserved in-order to effectively determine the events. The inspection of the vehicle, it's
condition and it's defects can aid in determining the cause. The contents of the vehicle food,
animals, drugs, alcohol, maps, etc can aid in locating the cause of the accident.
There are numerous possibilities that cause an accident. It takes a highly skilled
investigator to make the correct determination and locate the exact cause of the accident. The
investigators that work the traffic investigation have many years of service. They are dedicated
and they go to extreme length to find the truth. The presentation was informative and
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At 2010 National Citizens Police Alumni Association
L-R Back Row: Mike Rohr (J), Jim Shires (J), Marilynn Maring (A), Larry Piehn (J),
Normalee Lee (A), Pat Ferguson (A), Lloyd Ferguson (A), Carolyn Taylor (J)
L-R Middle Row: Jentry Kendall (A), Nancy Mayer (A), Terry Daniels (J), Captain
Dave Taylor (J)
Front Row: Deb Hamilton (A)
A=Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association
J= Jeffco Sheriff’s Citizen Academy Alumni Association
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The Agency of The Year Award
By Deb Hamilton
Congratulations to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office (JCSO) for being honored as The Agency of The
Year by the National Citizen's Police Academy. JCSO was honored at the NCPAAA annual awards banquet that
was held at the Crown Plaza Hotel on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina on May 13, 2010. JCSO was
recognized for their outstanding efforts in conducting a Citizen Police Academy program and promoting the
CPA concept. Captain Dave Taylor accepted the award. We are very proud of JCSO and their citizens’
academy alumni organization.
Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is sponsoring the 2011 Conference and CA3 is hosting the 2011
onference to be held at the Denver Marriott in Golden.
L-R: Sgt Mike Jennings, Lieutenant Dick Powers (NCPAA president), Captain
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By Joan Campbell
Greetings from the National Citizens Police Academy Association (NCPAA). CPAAA member
Joan Campbell is currently serving a second term as a director on the NCPAA Board and heads the
Bylaw Committee with the able assistance of committee members Marilynn Maring, Nancy Mayer
and Dick Ward.
NCPAA is very excited about the 2011 NCPAA Conference which will be held in May of 2011
in Golden, Colorado. At many previous conferences, a frequently heard question was “When are we
coming to Colorado?” Next year, this will happen; and CPAAA will play an active role in making the
conference a success by taking on the responsibility of organizing the Opening and Closing
Ceremonies. As many of you know, CPAAA has several members in NCPAA who have regularly
attended past conferences. Next year we hope to see many Colorado CPA alumni at this important
event that serves to strengthen lines of communication between citizens and sworn officers
through education and the sharing of ideas.
For further information about the National Citizens Police Academy Association and a look
at the 2011 Conference, please check the NCPAA web site: www.nationalcpaa.org
ARVADA SEARCH TEAM FORMING
Do you like the out-of-doors? Do you have an eye for
details? Do you want to learn more about Police Work?
Are you looking for an active way to support the
Arvada Police Department? If you
answered yes to any of these
questions, then the New Arvada
Search Team may be for you. Hope
you completed your application by June
30, 2010 for the Search Team. If you
are interested in the Search Team and
didn’t complete your application, contact Normalee to be put on
the waiting list.
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2010 CPAAA CALENDAR
01 Newsletter posted TBA CSI Conference Registration
08 Volunteer Recognition 4-6 pm 01 Newsletter posted
Memorial Park 14 Board Meeting 6-7 pm
08 Board Meeting 6-7:30 pm 28 Murder Mystery Dinner
19-23 Provide Lunch for Teen Academy
12 Board Meeting 6-7:30 pm 03 CPA Graduation
11 Board Meeting 6-6:45 pm
11 General Meeting-
Elections/Program 7-8:30 pm
01 CPA Starts 09 Board Meeting 6-7:30
09 Board Meeting 6-6:45 pm 31 Pizzas to PD
09 General Meeting 7-8:30 pm
15 Newsletter articles due
18 Car Detailing
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BOARD MEMBERS MEMBERS AT LARGE
Chair Normalee Lee 303-423-9006 Joan Campbell 303-425-1384
Vice-chair Lloyd Ferguson 303-424-1329 Pat Ferguson 303-424-1329
Secretary Maureen Tooher 303-423-7239 Debranne Hamilton 303-422-7025
Treasurer Nancy Mayer 303-423-3716 Jentry Kendall 303-420-2727
APD Liaison Sgt. A.J. DeAndrea 720-898-6666
HAVE YOU RENEWED YOUR
MEMBERSHIP FOR 2010?
Citizens Police Academy Arvada Alumni
Your membership is annual. Please complete this form and return to the address below. We appreciate your support.
Check one: Renewal New Member
Mr./Mrs./Ms. Last Name First Name Middle Initial CPA Graduation Year
Address City of Arvada State Zip
Phone Number E-mail Address
ANNUAL LEVELS OF MEMBERSHIP
Must be a graduate of the Arvada Citizens Police Academy to be an active or non-active member.
Active Membership $25 Non-Active Membership $10
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Socials, activities, voting privileges.
Business/Associate Membership Family Membership $40
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In newsletter, decal, non-voting. Socials, activities, voting priviliege.
Return this form and your check payable to CPAAA to:
Arvada Police Department
8101 Ralston Road
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Arvada, CO 80001-8101
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