During fiscal year 2017, Clermont City Council approved a new Police Cadet position. This position allows for the interview and selection of an individual to attend the Police Academy. Tuition, lab fees, and an hourly wage will be provided towards the cadet’s training.
Upon posting the position, the police department received numerous applications and letters of interest. After reviewing all the applications, conducting several interviews as well as a rigorous testing and vetting process, Alexa Vakratsis was offered the position of Police Cadet. Alexa will attend the Police Academy at the Institute of Public Safety in Tavares. The class starts on February 12th.
Clermont Chief of Police Charles Broadway said he is proud of the new recruitment program. 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.”
Alexa comes to Clermont with her Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Siena Heights University, Michigan. Prior to her position as a Police Cadet, Alexa worked as a dispatcher for the Siena Heights Institute of Public Safety. She served as an intern at the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office in Detroit, Michigan, and most recently, held a leadership role at Walt Disney World, focusing on security for Cast Members and Guests.
According to Chief Broadway, “Police work is more than a job or profession. It is truly a calling, a calling that involves service to our community for the greater good.”
The community congratulates Ms. Vakratsis, wishes her the best of luck on her new journey and looks forward to her joining the ranks of the Clermont Police Department.