Serving Frankenmuth since 1906
Vol. 110 No. 43 In our 110th year!
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
FPD to host officer meet and greet May 2 at Zehnder's west lot
The Frankenmuth Police Department will be conducting an open house event through Frankenmuth High School senior Noah Roche, a cadet with the force.
The event is entitled Hometown Heroes: Police Premier Community Meet & Greet and Recruiting.
The meet and greet will take place from 6-8pm on Monday, May 2, in the west parking lot at Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth. Zehnder’s is sponsoring the event.
Roche is using this event as his senior project. Roche and fellow senior, Chandler Lail, are cadets with the FPD.
“The Frankenmuth Police Department welcomes all parents and children of the community to meet and greet law enforcement officers in an open house style event. Citizens and those interested in career in law enforcement are encouraged to attend,” Roche said.
This event will bring area police, including Michigan State Police troopers, and their equipment together to promote enforcement career paths and awareness through positive interaction with citizens, visitors and youth from Frankenmuth and the surrounding area. Parents are welcome to bring their children and walk through the various stations and speak with officers and troopers.
Since 1968, the Frankenmuth Police Reserve Division has afforded citizens the opportunity to protect and serve their own community and excel their career in law enforcement through a vigorous and rewarding training academy, FPD Chief Don Mawer said.
“This is a type of recruiting drive. We would like high school students to come down and see what our unit is all about,” Mawer said.
The Reserve Division is at 15 officers and Mawer said the ideal number is 25-30. He said seven new members are coming out of training in May and they will train in the field for one year.
“We had five leave for the Michigan State Police last year. They know we have good people and they are after them to join them,” Mawer noted.
Becoming a Frankenmuth Reserve Police Officer takes a dedicated, reliable and enthusiastic individual. Motivated citizens who possess these qualities and want to learn more are welcome to visit the division post at this event.
“Here one can ask questions and learn what it takes to become part of the best and highest trained reserve unit in the state,” Mawer stated.