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Citizens Police Academy to begin April 9

The fourth session of the White Hall Police Department’s Citizens Police Academy, Part 1, will begin April 9 and end May 28. Classes will run from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays and be held at the White Hall City Hall.

Class size is limited so participants must sign up now to reserve a spot in the class. For information or to sign up for the class, call Officer Richard Davies at 692-3839 or call the police department at 247-1415 to be added to the list.

Instruction includes a trip to the firing range. Visits to the juvenile detention center, courts and the Office of Emergency Management are planned as well as instruction on gangs, drugs, traffic enforcement, training and crime scene (fingerprinting), Davies said.

Area residents can get a firsthand understanding of how police officers respond to various situations, including traffic stops.

“We try to explain to the class what officers do in the city and what kind of calls the officers are responding to in the city,” said Davies.