LIHU`E, KAUA`I (Ben Caxton) — Eight students graduated from the Kaua’i Police Department’s second Junior Police Academy class Saturday at a ceremony held in the courtyard of Police Headquarters. Acting Chief of Police Michael Contrades commended the graduates for committing time during their winter break to participate and learn about the Kaua’i Police Department. The high school students were honored with a lei and a certificate, marking their completion of the eight-day training program held from December 26 through January 5. The program serves as an introductory course to KPD’s Explorer Program, which provides young adults ages 14 through 20 an opportunity to explore a career in law enforcement. The next class for KPD’s Junior Police Academy has not yet been scheduled, however the department anticipates it will be offered at the start of summer.