- Jackson man to cast electoral vote for Trump; others trying to dissuade him (11/29/16)51
- Man killed by vehicle had been charged with domestic assault (11/30/16)
- Former Cape council member dies, remembered as 'wonderful public servant' (11/29/16)1
- Post-election taunts reported at Jackson schools (12/2/16)25
- Woman accused in three robberies disguised herself as man (11/29/16)5
- Business notebook: New store shows faith in Scott City district (11/28/16)
- Burglary suspect apprehended inside Jackson garage (12/4/16)
- Missouri chamber to honor Cape's John Mehner (11/30/16)6
- Poplar Bluff man accused of enticement, child porn in Scott County sting operation (12/4/16)
- Men who pulled father, son from burning car near Naylor honored by highway patrol (12/1/16)
Citizens and police
The Citizens Police Academy in Cape Girardeau offers an opportunity to get to know how the police department works from the inside.
At the academy, chief Carl Kinnison and others in law enforcement share their knowledge about their work with academy participants in weekly meetings. The exchange is intended to help build better relationships with the public.
Some graduates of the academy end up doing volunteer work at the department.
Background checks are conducted on each participant to assure that no convicted criminals are allowed into the academy.
Improving communication between police and the people they are sworn to protect can only help both groups.
The next seven-week academy begins Feb. 2. Applications are due by Jan. 31. To apply, contact the police department at 335-6621.