Twenty residents graduate from South Brunswick Citizen Police Academy


SOUTH BRUNSWICK – Twenty residents graduated from the seventh class of the South Brunswick Citizen Police Academy since it restarted in 2015.

Participants were instructed in a variety of police topics including criminal law, traffic enforcement, first aid, patrol tactics and criminal investigations. Students took part in hands on training on how police process crime scenes, from photographing to dusting for fingerprints. In the final practicals, participants took on roles as police officers and applied the knowledge they learned from the class to handle various situations, according to information provided by the South Brunswick Police Department.

“These 20 community members have completed the required 11 weeks of classroom and practical exercises to graduate from the Citizens Police Academy. This experience provides individuals from our community a unique perspective on policing. The academy also strengthens the relationship between the officers and the community. It is an invaluable experience for everyone involved,” Police Chief Raymond Hayducka said in the statement.

The Fall 2018 graduates are Arun Ayyagari, Paresh Banerjee, David Epstein, Navdeep Gadhoke, Hatem Gawaly, Hariprasad Gururaja, Billie Hargrove, Monica Joshi, Anitha Koneru, John Majchrzak, Kinnar Mehta, Yogesh Ramteke, Angela Raymond, Edward Rodriguez, Anika Sharma, Kusuma Shashidhar, Rajesh Shenoy, Imran Siddiqui
Shameem Unnisa and Robert Wincott.