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October 1, 2002

Moultrie - Have you ever wondered how a police officer gets fingerprints at a crime scene? Or maybe, you want to learn how to shoot a gun.

You can sign up for Citizens Police Academy at the Moultrie Police Department. The class teaches crime scene processing, traffic laws and you get to ride along with an officer.

Moultrie Police Corporal Brian Newvine says, "It gives them a feel for what we're trying to do and it lets them understand the processes. Like, why one call might get priority over another or how come it takes so long to go to court or why a couple of officers at a traffic stop, things like that."

Moultrie Police also offers firearm training classes and a radar sign out program. Citizens can borrow radar detectors to clock drivers in their neighborhood.

The Citizens Police Academy is free. The class is two times a week for four months, starting October 15th.

posted at 6:00PM by kathryn.simmons@walb.com