The Branson Police Department held a ceremony on November 15, 2018, to honor 23
graduates of the 2018 Citizens Police Academy. In order to graduate, participants
were required to complete 30 hours of instruction over 11 weeks. The course
covered a variety of topics including police policies, crime scene processing,
defensive tactics, use of firearms and organizational structure within the
The goal of the academy is to build relationships in the community and to give
residents a better understanding of how the police department functions and what
challenges officers face when working to serve the community.
Applications for the 2019 class will be accepted in the Summer.
Congratulations to the 2018 graduates (listed in alphabetical order):
Jenna Ash, Ken Bippert, Ambrielle Brown, Kathy Buckley, Jerry Buckley, Ken Carter,
Mark Fister, Terry Foster, Joanne Kennedy, Suzanne McCarty, David Miller, Jane
Morabito, Donald Morabito, Ed Piland, Janet Piland, Joey Prunchak, Natalie Reasons,
Christy Rice, Brock Saunders, Shannon Startin, Ken Startin, Christal Valbracht, and