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Laurel residents learn about law enforcement in Citizens Police Academy

Citizens Police Academy participant Linda Welborn receives a graduation certificate from Laurel Police chief Tyrone Stewart Thursday night. Citizens Police Academy participant Linda Welborn receives a graduation certificate from Laurel Police chief Tyrone Stewart Thursday night.
LAUREL, MS (WDAM) -

Some community-minded Laurel residents have gained a new respect for law enforcement, after graduating from the latest Citizens Police Academy.  

About 10 people earned certificates Thursday night for completing the free, 12-week program, which included classes on patrol and investigation techniques and constitutional law.

And each participant went on a "ride-along" with an officer to see what the police deal with every day.  

"This is about the fourth class I've done," said academy graduate Linda Welborn. "Each class has been different information, each instructor has given us different information in different fields in different ways."    

"I think more important than the certificate (graduates receive) is the overall knowledge of what actually goes on at the Laurel Police Department, what goes on with the citizens in Laurel and our streets here in Laurel," said Tyrone Stewart, chief of the Laurel Police Department.  

Stewart hopes to have at least one academy each year.

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