Students get messy at the Youth Citizens’ Police Academy

It’s not everyday you see high school students laughing while they work, let alone seeing them with black residue streaked across their faces. However, at the Youth Citizens’ Police Academy’s fingerprinting class, this was the case. This is the 13th year of the Youth Citizens’ Police Academy. Created by its predecessor the Citizen’s Academy, this program is designed to introduce local teens in Meridian Township to the police department. “It’s for any student who wants to learn more of what police work is about, what kind of jobs we do and to get as many officers involved so they can see the different personalities in real life,” said Police Sgt.

Meridian Township adds an -s to Family Winter Sport Weekend

Meridian Township’s Parks and Recreation department expanded this winter its schedule of Family Winter Sports Weekends. What once was a program held in one weekend spans multiple weekends.

“When we first started out 18 years ago, we try to do just one big weekend,” said Mike Devlin, one of Meridian Township Parks and Recreation team specialists, “Now, every weekend we have something going on.”