THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) - Members of the Thomasville-Thomas County Chamber of Commerce got a chance to witness what most people only see on TV.
A leadership presentation showcased various ways police keep the community safe.
Even though it was just a demonstration, the intensity was still real.
Major Wade Glover with the Thomasville Police Department said, “It's imperative that the community understands how the police do what they do, why they do what they do, and it gives us a better relationship with the community.”
Members of the Chamber of Commerce participated in a leadership presentation, where they learned not only about officers' duties, but also about the law.
Major Glover said, “It empowers them to say, 'Alright, now we understand why you have to do what you have to do.'”
SWAT team equipment and a CSI display were set up after an informational session, shedding light on the different branches that make up the department.
And many members think presentations like this are crucial.
Thomas University Vice President of Institutional Advancement Grady Enlow said, “From watching the news, law enforcement is under attack in America. It's great to get to hear from our law enforcement in this community that they are proactive.”
Hundreds of chamber members have graduated from the leadership program since it began in 1981, educating people who make up our future.
Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Lauren Basford said, “This program is all about emerging leaders and really getting involved in city government and the local non-profits. These are the up and comers.”
Thomasville police hope their presentations continue to deliver the city's belief in the power of community and service.