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Week 8 of a citizen’s police academy

Week 8 of the local citizen’s police academy covered Motor Vehicle Crashes and DWI. Have you ever heard of fatal vision goggles? I hadn’t until this class.  Here’s a description from fatalvision.com: The internationally popular hands-on prevention tool used to educate people … Continue reading

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Week 7 of a citizen’s police academy

The citizen’s police academy is winding down.  Week 7 (of 10) focused on motor vehicle law, traffic stops, and the mountain bike officers. Discussion focused on reasons people were pulled over. They included: Speed Defective equipment Crossing any solid lines … Continue reading

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Week 6 of a citizen’s police academy

I’m still on my high from last week’s academy and being out on the shooting range, but now we’re on the downhill side of the 10-week citizen’s police academy. Week 6 focused on Dispatch and Communications as well as Juvenile … Continue reading

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Week 5 of a citizen’s police academy

Here it is at the midpoint of the 10-week citizen’s police academy I’m attending and I’ve been looking forward to this particular night since the academy started. It’s hands-on evening with guns. I don’t mean pass ’em around the room … Continue reading

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Week 4 of a citizen’s police academy

Welcome to the Week 4 summary of a 10-week citizen’s police academy. I’m sharing some of the information I’m learning to show how great these (usually) free academies are for mystery writers. It’s a sure way to gather information and … Continue reading

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Week 3 of a citizen’s police academy

Week 3 of a local (to me) citizen’s police academy touched on a few topics: Major Crimes & Investigations, Search & Seizure, and Crime Scene Processing. We ran out of time for Interviews and Interrogations, but I hope it gets … Continue reading

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Week 2 of a citizen’s police academy

Week 2 of my local citizen’s police academy had one speaker – the department’s prosecutor. He focused, of course, on law. In particular, Laws of Arrest, and Constitutional Law. Although it can be tedious to read law books to get the … Continue reading

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Week 1 of a citizen’s police academy

Last week’s post talked briefly about the benefits mystery writer’s could glean from attending a citizen’s police academy. Now I’m going to share some of what I learned from the 1st week of the citizen’s academy I’m attending. After being … Continue reading

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Talking To Tace Baker!

Nancy: Welcome SinCNE member and mystery author, Edith Maxwell, a.k.a. Tace Baker. Thank you for talking to us today as Tace Baker, the name under which you recently published your first mystery novel, Speaking of Murder. First of all, what … Continue reading

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Hands-on police research with citizen’s police academy

(This is the first in a multiweek series of posts on the references, resources, and connections you can gain from a citizen’s police academy.) A great way for any citizen, but especially a mystery writer, to gain insider and hands-on … Continue reading

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