Capt. Lee Ann H. Kenley, commanding officer of Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop I, announces that the patrol will conduct a Community Alliance Program beginning Tuesday, Sept. 10, and concluding Oct. 8.
The mission of the Community Alliance Program is to provide personal interaction between community citizens and the patrol.
The program is designed for those possessing a strong interest in learning about the patrol’s purpose and role within the law enforcement community.
The highway patrol is seeking 20 responsible citizens, community leaders, professionals and business associates who are willing to commit to a program that provides a unique opportunity unlike any other program offered by the patrol.
Classes will meet on five consecutive Tuesdays from 6:30-9 p.m. at the Troop I headquarters, 1301 Nagogami Road in Rolla.
Successful completion of the program will require attendance at each Tuesday evening session. One absence will be allowed with prior approval from the program coordinator.
The curriculum will familiarize participants with many patrol policies and procedures utilizing techniques similar to those experienced by troopers attending the MSHP Academy in Jefferson City.
Several evenings will include activities and role-playing exercises that provide practical experience. At the conclusion of the program, each participant will receive a plaque acknowledging their accomplishment.
The patrol is accepting applications for the Community Alliance Program through Aug. 21. There is no cost to participate in the program.
Selection will be based upon an evaluation of an application form and a criminal record check.
Application are available at the Troop I headquarters or by calling Sgt. Dan Crain at 573-368-2345.