Police Train Local Residents

By: Elizabeth Donatelli
By: Elizabeth Donatelli

May 19, 2006

Albemarle County Police are working on strengthening their department with the help of local residents.

They will hold a Citizens Police Academy to teach people about law enforcement--everything from simulating bomb threats, to traffic stops, to crime scene forensics. This exercise will also teach police about the community's concerns.

"We really want to help bridge the gaps between our department and the community. It also is a forum for our residents and community members to come and voice their concerns and ask any questions they might have," said Diana Edwards ACPD Community Relations Coordinator.

The Academy meets Monday evening from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. and runs from June 12 to August 7. If you're interested in signing up you can either email Edwards at edwardsd@albemarle.org or call 434-972-4079.

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