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Police Citizens Academy returning in what officials hope is more user-friendly format


November 21, 2018

BRIAN ADAMS tries a field sobriety test with goggles simulating drunkenness. In back are Mark Montigue, left, and Buddy Gentils.

The Sweet Home Police Department is planning to resume its Citizens Academy classes after the first of the year with a new format twist.

This time, instead of a multi-week series, the academy program will be held in a single day.

"We're giving this a try," said Community Services Officer Gina Riley. "The last two academies we presented to the public, we didn't get enough to do it. We had five last time. We need 10."

Since the Citizens Academy was founded in 2009, the department has offered one or two per year.

The academy offers residents a chance to see what life is like inside the walls...

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