Danedri Thompson
Gardner and Edgerton have announced classes that will inform residents about local projects and departments.
Edgerton will offer a class on Mondays entitled “Intermodal 101.” The four-week class will allow the city to showcase the intermodal project. Topics for the session include “What is the intermodal and how has distribution and logistics changed?,” “Public Safety: BNSF Police and How are the law enforcement and emergency services preparing for the intermodal,” “Transportation and Infrastructure: What roads are being built now to support the intermodal and how much traffic will there be?” and “Employment:  What number and types of employment will the intermodal bring and how can I prepare myself to be a better candidate for employment?”
Edgerton citizens will be given preference for limited class spots. The class will run on Mondays through September from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Edgerton Elementary.
The Gardner Police Department will be offering a citizen’s police academy this fall. The eight-week class will allow participants the opportunity to meet and interact with police department personnel.
Topics in the class will include patrol operations, the role of investigators, domestic violence, and the role of school resource officers.
Space in the class will be limited, but future classes will be offered. Applicants for the citizens academy must be at least 18 years old, live or work within the city limits of Gardner and have no criminal record. Criminal background checks will be conducted. Applications are available online at www.gardnerkansas.gov; on the Gardner Police Department’s Facebook Page, at the Gardner Police Department and at Gardner City Hall.
Completed applications must be returned to the police department either in person or via email to jolucci@gardnerkansas.gov no later than Aug. 30, 2013.