Citizen's Police Academy gives look at life behind the badge

Citizen's Police Academy gives look at life behind the badge

Posted: May. 16, 2019 2:24 PM
Updated: May. 16, 2019 2:24 PM

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jobs in the police bridging the divide between people and those working to protect them.... for this week's salute the badge -- we are recognizing an officer that has been doing that day-in-and day-out for years. graduation day or long ceremony.but close to 40 people put in nearly 20 to 30 over the last 8 weeks about 4 people volunteer to be tased. a high for us. usuallly we have just 2, two brave souls."the group graduated the citizens law enforcement academy.and sergeant roy hoskins has been with them every step of the's a much more personal level. i spend 3 or 4 hours a night. we spent every tuesday, for 8 weeks together. we get to know each other very wellthe class focused on strengthening the civilian-law bond by giving behind the not only do we get to enlighten them and put it in a light they've never had beforehoskins has been with the police for decades.he oversees' crime prevention -- but really he bridges the gap between people and officers."it's just a really down to earth, up close and personal kind of conversation."you may have seen him around town. he attends neighborhood watch meetings monthly basis to talk public safety weeks -- he's been organizing and helping put on the citizen's academy."one of the most common things i hear is i didn't know what all went into a law enforcement career."from the bomb squad to crime scene investigations had a chance to see what law enforcement does every day."if someone doesn't care for us but just wants to end. i hope to change their mind a little bit about us."and in the process -- hoskins did what he does best connections and strengthening the bridge between police and officers.reporting in st. joseph, madeline mcclain kq2 news. the citizen's academy for 2020-- will be held next
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