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Week 10 of a citizen’s police academy

Alas, the time has come. (I don’t use “alas” very often, so am taking advantage of this opportunity.) Citizen’s police academy has come to an end. The 10 weeks flew by, and I gained a lot of great insight and … Continue reading

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Week 9 of a citizen’s police academy

Ah, wonderful Week 9 of citizen’s police academy. I and my fellow students got to learn about drugs and many items related to drugs. There was a lot of show-and-tell of confiscated items. Such as the digital scale to measure … Continue reading

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Bending Fiction, Serving Reality

Stephen King, one of my favorite writers, once said about writing, “You can never bend reality to serve the fiction. You have to bend the fiction to serve reality.” He also said, “You may be entranced with what you’re learning … Continue reading

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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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