After Barbara Prescop finished her 10-week session of Myrtle Beach’s Citizen’s Police Academy earlier this year, she said she found herself saying, “Now what?”
CPA participants study topics including crime scene investigation, emergency vehicle operations and learn about gang affiliations and paraphernalia. Class members also are required to ride and work with city police officers and staff to get a behind-the-scenes look at law enforcement.
Prescop has worked with other CPA alumni to create the alumni association, which will meet for the second time 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Law Enforcement Center Annex on the former Myrtle Beach Air Force Base.
Prescop said she started to organization to continue learning about behind-the-badge information and to find a way to give back to the police department. The group’s motto, according to an agenda for Tuesday’s meeting, is “We Serve Those Who Serve MBPD.”
More than 600 people have graduated from CPA in its 27 sessions. Participants currently are going through the 28th session and will graduate next month.
Any former CPA member who successfully completed the program is welcome to join the association. The cost to join is $25.
For more information, contact Prescop, who is the alumni association president at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the group’s website at http://mbcpaaa.org.
The Law Enforcement Center Annex is located at 3340 Mustang St. in Myrtle Beach.