Clermont Police Swear in Their First Ever Police Cadet
City Manager Darren Gray and Clermont Police Chief Charles Broadway are proud to announce a new program in the recruitment and hiring process for police officers in the city of Clermont. According to Chief Broadway, “In choosing a career in law enforcement, you have chosen a line of work, outside of the military service, where there is no higher calling.” During fiscal year 2017, Clermont City Council approved a new Police Cadet position which allows the Clermont Police Department to interview and select an individual to attend the Police Academy. The city pays not only the tuition and lab fees, but an hourly wage as well. Alexa Vakratis was offered the first Police Cadet position. Vakratsis will attend the Police Academy at the Institute of Public Safety in Tavares. The class starts on February 12th. Alexa comes to Clermont with her Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Siena Heights University. Prior to her position as a Police Cadet, Alexa has worked as a dispatcher for the Siena Heights Institute of Public Safety, served as an intern at the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office in Detroit, Michigan, and most recently, held a leadership position at Disney World, focusing on security for cast members and guests.