Falls City Police Officers Millie King and Zachary Ractliffe graduated from the Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center in Grand Island on Feb. 19 after 17 weeks of training and for the first time in more than two years, the FCPD is operating at full staff.
Ractliffe graduated second out of more than 50 candidates; King is the first female FCPD officer to graduate from the Academy.
In other news regarding the FCPD, recently hired dispatcher Kathy Jordan graduated from the NLETC and Marcy Ankrom and Brandie Kratz have also been added to the staff. Ankrom takes the place of retired dispatcher Ann Shafer.
Officer Jeremy Goldsberry has been transferred to the code enforcement position the City Council approved a few months ago.
Citizens are urged to work with police to get the city cleaned up. This includes cleaning up trash, debris and any other unsightly locations they are in control of. It also includes trimming trees, keeping grass under 12 inches in height and many other code infractions. Nuisance information can be found in the city code book located at the library or on the city’s webpage.
“We would like to have voluntary compliance and participation from the public,” Police Chief Duane Armbruster said. “However the code officer will be working diligently to accomplish the task of making our community free from interference of comfortable enjoyment of life and property. Unfortunately this will include issuance of citations and court appearances.”