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By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

MCLB-ALBANY, DOUGHERTY COUNTY GA (WALB) – Students from eight to eighteen learned the ins and outs of laws which often times affect their age group.

Young Marines of Albany sponsored Law Enforcement Day at the base for several hours on Saturday.

They got an opportunity to talk to police and drug agents showed the group the types of drugs the encounter on the streets.

APD gave speeches on what constitutes sexual assault, molestation, and child abuse.

Other young people from the area who are on probation were invited to participate.

"I got in touch with Judge Solomon, he sent two group of kids who work with probation officers, a total of 50 kids showed up," said Ret. MSGT. Nathaniel Lowman, Young Marines.

"Once you get a record it's hard to get it clean off of your record, so we as mentors and those within the community we should be working with our youth every day to let them know there is something better," said Deputy Chief Wilma Griffin, Albany Police Department.

Active duty, retired, and former young marines lent their time to make law enforcement day a success.

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