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Albany Police Dept. starts teen academy

More than a dozen youths participated (Source: WALB) More than a dozen youths participated (Source: WALB)
The class will last eight weeks (Source: WALB) The class will last eight weeks (Source: WALB)
APD Chief Persley (Source: WALB) APD Chief Persley (Source: WALB)
APD Cpl. Marita Williams (Source: WALB) APD Cpl. Marita Williams (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

More than a dozen teens spent their morning learning more about law enforcement and the Albany Police Department. The Teen Police Academy kicked off Saturday morning.

Participants taking part in the eight week class learned about different divisions within the police department.

The class aims to break down the barrier between teens in the community and the police. 

"We want them to know that we are here for them and be a positive role model to them and just show them the different ways of the things that we do and how they can interact with us," said APD Corporal Marita Williams.

The area high school students will also do two community service projects and learn about active shooter situations.

The class will meet the next eight Saturdays at 10 a.m.

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