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Citizen’s Academy offers look behind the bullet-proof glass


March 2, 2016

N ACADEMY participant gets a feel for what life can be like on the street for officers, using Sweet Home Police Deparment’s MILO system, in which users must make snap judgments based on what is happening in an interactive video – which responds in a variety of ways, depending on what the user decides to do. Photo by Scott Swanson

If you’ve ever wondered what goes on behind the bullet-proof glass and security doors of your local law enforcement agencies, you’ve got a chance to find out.

Both the Sweet Home Police Department and Linn County Sheriff’s Office are offering Citizen’s Academies this spring.

I participated in the 11-week LCSO academy last fall. It was an incredible experience and I highly recommend it.

Each class session focused on one or two different areas of the Sheriff’s office. Specialists in each field guided the three-hour sessions.

Most of the sessions took place in a conference room...

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