Two Morris Police officers graduated from the Suburban Law Enforcement Academy at the College of DuPage on Friday, June 26th. In a Facebook post, the Morris Police Department said officers Sarah Smith and Kyle Aloisio had quite the experience at the academy as they were part of the 100th class to graduate in the programs 25 year history.
In Illinois, police academies are 14 weeks long, but this is the only class that required six months to finish their 14 weeks. The Morris Police Department said the class started on January 6 and after ten weeks had to halt their class due to Covid-19 pandemic.
After a 13 weeks pause, where the class completed as much coursework as they could online, they returned to finish the practical work. That work involved wearing face masks, temperature checks, health screenings, and included a Zoom graduation.
The Morris Police Department said Smith and Aloisio will now begin the in house Field Training Program before being on their own. Smith was hired on December 9th and Kyle Aloisio on December 16th.