Uncle Sam's Throwdown 2014
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Citizen's Academy Applications

As discussed at the BPNA meeting, SLMPD is now accepting applications for the Spring 2015 session of their Citizens Academy.

Applications are due by February 25 and the class begins on March 4.

The Citizens Academy meets one night per week for 12 weeks. Actual police officers teach nearly all of the classes which include sessions on the department’s history and structure, crime patterns, gang intelligence, homicide investigations and community policing techniques among other things. Class members also participate in role-play, using their knowledge to diffuse situations our officers encounter everyday. At the end of the course, a graduation ceremony is held to honor those who have completed the course. Graduates of the program are able to apply the knowledge they’ve learned to better serve their neighborhoods and assist police when needed.

For more information or to download the application, visit their website here: http://www.slmpd.org/citizens_academy.shtml 


General Meeting Reminder & Joyful Decor Raffle Winners!

It's almost time for our February general assembly meeting!  Come to Epiphany Church (2911 McNair) on Tuesday, February 3rd @ 7PM for our latest news and updates.  Remember, if you paid your membership dues by the end of the January meeting, you've been entered into a raffle for a $50 gift card to a Benton Park business of your choice!  

We also had a SURPRISE raffle for a $50 gift card to our new business, Joyful Decor!  Kelly Johnson, the owner of the shop, surprised the board with the gift card, and told us she wanted us to draw for a winner.  All 2015 members were included in the drawing, and the winners are Joel and Stephanie Steele!  Remember to keep your membership up to date for a chance to win other awesome raffles throughout the year!


Cherokee Games Survey

The Cherokee Neighborhoods are organizing an inaugural Cherokee Games, a friendly competition of neighbors.  We need your input as we put a plan together.  Please complete this brief survey.  Your feedback will shape the Games!