Mt. Pleasant Youth Police Academy Accepting Applications

The Youth Services Police Academy is scheduled for July 10 – 27, 2023, (Monday – Thursday) from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. This free program offers youth, going into grades 6-8 who have an interest in law enforcement, an up-close view of the skills and necessary training needed for law enforcement officials.

Mt. Pleasant Police Officers conduct the program in the manner of a real police academy with values such as teamwork, integrity, compassion and discipline being stressed. Cadets are required to participate in physical training and complete the same agility tests given to recruits during a standard police academy.

In addition to physical training, the daily curriculum includes: hands-on learning, field trips and demonstrations by specialized units such as the SWAT Team, K-9 and DNR. Classroom topics encompass crime scene investigations, traffic stops, marine patrol activities, defensive driving techniques, firearms safety, first aid and CPR, and much more.

Applications are now available at Mt. Pleasant Public Schools and the Division of Public Safety, 804 E. High Street, during 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. The application deadline is June 2, 2023.

Mt. Pleasant Police and Fire Departments Respond to Report of Smoke at the Middle School

On October 6 at 8:36 a.m., the Mount Pleasant Fire Department (MPFD) responded to a report of smoke at the Middle School – 440 S. Bradley Street.

Upon arrival, police and fire personnel immediately detected a small fire in a second story restroom, and extinguished the flames with fire extinguishers.

The south section of the second story hallway and restroom sustained light to moderate smoke damage.  All staff and students were safely evacuated and dismissed for the day so clean-up can be completed.

No injuries were sustained to students, faculty, staff or first responders. The MPFD is investigating the cause of the fire. 

The MPFD was assisted by the Mt. Pleasant Police Department and Central Dispatch.