by Kathleen Pulek, Rare Reminder, October 16, 2014
Twice monthly the Wethersfield Police Department (WPD) is a hub of activity. A group of 20 or so Police Cadets from Post 159, are immersed in extensive hands-on training that covers scenarios like how to handle domestic disturbances, felony motor vehicle stops, suspicious persons, building searches, DUI enforcement and traffic direction.
The community-oriented program is under the direction of the WPD, Chief James Cetran and the Cadet Advisors, led by Juvenile Detective Norberto Mendez. Cadets like town resident Brendan Aceto are taught leadership, teamwork and conflict resolution skills as well as the importance of academic excellence and volunteerism. Continue reading