Six Texas County residents were among the citizens completing the Community Alliance Program with the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
The program provides an opportunity to experience an inside look at the duties and responsibilities of the patrol, as well as the techniques and tools-of-the-trade used to accomplish the tasks associated with policing. Participants attended classes at Troop G headquarters in Willow Springs for five consecutive Tuesdays in October and November. Attendees were afforded an opportunity to learn from numerous experienced officers through the use of classroom instruction and practical exercises.
Topics for the classes included firearms, vehicle stops, crash investigation, pursuits, history of the patrol, aircraft operations, DWI detection, special weapons and tactics (SWAT) teams, among others.
Graduating Nov. 1 were: Jonathan E. Stenger, Michael D. Baker and Caitlyn R. Ross of Houston; and Trenton L. Polm, Jared R. Chronister and Joseph H. Ball of Cabool. Each participant received a commemorative plaque.