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APD kicks off Citizen's Academy

19 participants are taking part in APD's latest Citizen's Academy. (Source: WALB) 19 participants are taking part in APD's latest Citizen's Academy. (Source: WALB)
Albany Police Chief Michael Persley (Source: WALB) Albany Police Chief Michael Persley (Source: WALB)
The Citizen's Academy will run for the next 12 weeks. (Source: WALB) The Citizen's Academy will run for the next 12 weeks. (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

A program Albany Police said builds better community relations and helps fight crime kicked off Tuesday night.

19 participants are taking part in APD's latest Citizen's Academy. 

It's one of the largest classes in recent years.

Students will interact with local officers and learn what they do to protect us every day.

"This is another part of just being involved in your community in some aspect of it. We're not trying to make people into law enforcement officers, we're just making them more knowledgeable of the operations," said Albany Police Chief Michael Persley.

The Citizen's Academy will run for the next 12 weeks. 

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