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City of League City
News Release
Friday, August 26, 2011

League City Citizens Police Academy Receives State Award
League City Citizens Police Academy Alum Receives State Award

The League City Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association was awarded the prestigious Alumni Association of the Year award by the Texas Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association Board. The award was presented at the annual State training conference held in Galveston on August 21-24.

LCCPAAA Board Member and longtime member Sharon Pavey received the State Award for Volunteer of the Year. Receiving a nomination for Development of a Citizens Police Academy Program was League City Police Officer Christy Galyean. Her nomination recognized her accomplishments and her outstanding performance as a CPA Coordinator.

The League City Citizens Police Academy Alumni Assoc. was created in 2002 and has grown from a small organization of local business people and city employees to more than 125 active members. The volunteers are dedicated to making a positive difference in their community by improving its quality of life through their special assistance programs and by supporting and promoting the mission League City Police Dept.

Citizens continue to register for the Citizen Police Academy classes in greater numbers to understand and appreciate the dedication and courage it takes to be police officers. Upon completion of the 15 weekly classes, the graduates may join the Alumni Association.

This year, through their fundraising, the volunteers have raised almost $10,000.00 to purchase a Bite Suit for the new K9 officer and a Kevlar vest for the department’s new dog. The volunteers have also contributed to "Carl’s Crusaders". Carl’s Crusaders is a foundation named for a League City Police Officer who has been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.

Chief Michael W. Jez said, "My congratulations to our volunteers and their leadership. The Citizens Police Academy is one of the many ways that residents can get involved in the community and contribute to our efforts toward a safer living environment. The Police Department is proud of our Alumni Association".

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