Carmel Police Dept. Citizens Academy Alumni Association has new name, fundraiser


The Carmel Police Dept. Citizens Academy Alumni Association has a new name.

The organization, founded in 2003 and comprised of those who have completed the citizens academy, is now called the Carmel Police Citizens Alliance. The alliance focuses on continuing education, volunteering, community outreach and social networking for the graduates of more than 40 sessions of the academy while increasing public awareness and support for CPD officers, staff and retirees.

Throughout June, all Crew Car Wash locations in Indiana will support the alliance, with half of purchases made through supporting the group.

Community fundraisers are crucial to keeping the group operating, according to Tamatha Pahs, board president of the alliance.

“Our only finances come from membership dues, private donations and fundraising efforts,” Pahs said. “We are hoping to really bring in a lot from this fundraiser and support our community efforts. This allows for purchasing things that the department may not have in their budget as well as officer appreciation events.”

Anyone interested in joining the Citizens Alliance may contact [email protected] for more information. Those wishing to support the organization may contribute by choosing “Carmel Police Citizens Alliance” (UL262) as their designated Kroger Rewards charity.