32 ISLA VISTA RESIDENTS AND COLLEGE STUDENTS GRADUATE FROM FIRST CITIZEN'S ACADEMY OF ITS KIND
After eight weeks of interactive classes, 32 people graduated on April 23, 2016, from the first ever Citizen’s Academy for college students attending the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB),Santa Barbara City College (SBCC) and residents from Isla Vista. The participants finished their last class, a K-9 demonstration, followed by a graduation ceremony and celebratory BBQ. The event was held at the Sheriff’s Training Bureau and was attended by family and friends of the graduates as well as their Sheriff’s deputy and UCSB Police Officer instructors, who have guided them through the past several months of classes. At the ceremony, Sheriff Bill Brown and UCSB Police Chief Dustin Olson presented the graduates with a certificate of completion.
For more information about the event check out the Sheriff Department's full write up about the ceremony: https://local.nixle.com/alert/5629675/
The ceremony was also covered in the local paper! Follow this link to read the article: http://www.independent.com/news/2016/apr/25/bridging-student-police-gap/
CHECK BELOW FOR PHOTOS FROM THE CEREMONY!