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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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