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KSP Post 5 offering new Citizen’s Police Academy

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By The Staff

Editor:

Society has always been interested in police work and finds the issue of crime a fascinating topic. Television programming has included shows about crime and police work from every angle and context throughout its history. 

The Kentucky State Police has developed a new 12-week program that taps into that same fascination and curiosity people have with crime and police work.

This new initiative, dubbed the Citizens’ Police Academy, will provide an opportunity for community members to feed their interest with reality. Citizens will gain a better understanding of police operations conducted by state troopers and detectives.

Participants will become informed about and understand the actual role of the state police by attending classes and spending time with state troopers. Ride-alongs and presentations covering such topics as crime-scene investigation, forensic labs and special operations are just a few of the offerings during the program.

This program is not intended to turn citizens into law-enforcement officers. Rather, it’s goal is to create better-informed citizens regarding the actual day-to-day operations of the Kentucky State Police. Participants will better understand what is myth and what is reality, in terms of real-life law enforcement.

We hope that the community and the state police, together, will benefit from the relationships cultivated by the program.            

The program will meet at 7 p.m. Mondays starting Oct. 4 at Post 5 on Citation Lane in Campbellsburg.

Please sign up for the class by calling the post at (502) 532-6363.

Senior Trooper Mike Webb,

Public Information Officer

KSP Post 5, Campbellsburg