Laurel Police are learning a second language

LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - Law enforcement officials from around the state gathered in Laurel for a crash course in Spanish on Thursday.

A Spanish-language consultant based out of Colorado held a three-day Spanish speaking conference to teach officers the basics of the language so they can communicate better with Spanish speaking residents.

Law enforcement officials said it is important to be able to communicate with any resident who is in need of help.

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