Seniors on the Move computer course sharpens OCPD officer's skills

Oklahoma City Police Department (OCPD) Capt. Melvin Davis admits his computer skills were lacking, even though he holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree and has a decorated career with the OCPD.

“In the day and time we live in, everything moves at such a fast and dynamic pace. I’m comfortable with tasks and programs I use daily in my career, but I needed to expand my computer skills,” Davis said.

He enrolled in the Beginners Computer Literacy course offered to senior citizens by Seniors on the Move for $10 per class. The classes are held at Metro Tech’s Economic Development Center. Davis described his skill level as “still in the infancy stage”, but smiled as he explained the new skills and techniques he’s learned utilizing Microsoft Office.

A US Army veteran and former military police officer; Davis knew during his school days as a safety patrol officer that he wanted to work in law enforcement when he grew up. He started as a patrol officer with OCPD in 1983 and during his 34-year career he’s worked in patrol, investigations, and internal affairs. He has also worked at the OCPD Police Academy through two classes, served as a lieutenant at the Oklahoma County Jail, and worked with the Youth in Crisis program and the Employee Council.

Davis described his teacher, Gwen, as a “tremendous blessing” who walks along with them to ensure they understand the material. He plans to continue taking courses upon completion of Beginner Computer Literacy.

To learn more information about Seniors on the Move computer courses, online courses, or customized training for your business, please contact Metro Tech's Economic Development Center at (405) 595-4678.