Kalamazoo, MI: The Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety’s 14 newest public safety officers began their six-week KDPS advanced academy training today. They will be instructed on a variety of topics with the bulk of this week focusing on Cultural Awareness.
As a new and creative approach to learning about the City of Kalamazoo and to meet citizens they will be protecting and serving, they were assigned to do a scavenger hunt that has them going to various organizations, businesses, and locations. They are currently on the scavenger hunt, and will be about town introducing themselves until approximately 3 p.m.
The goals are to make them comfortable with proactive community engagement, to foster building positive relationships and networking, to obtain information so they can become referral sources, and to engage in working in teams.
You can follow their journeys on the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/KalamazooPublicSafety/.
By authority of: Captain Stacey Randolph
Date: December 14th, 2015
Address: 150 E. Crosstown Parkway, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Contact: Chief Jeff Hadley, 269-337-8123