LAGRANGE, GA (WTVM) - The LaGrange Police Department is working to build its relationship with people in the community.
Police hosted a citizen's police academy to show participants what police do, why, and how they do it. Tuesday's class was the first citizen's academy training of 2018. Another session is planned for the fall.
During the training, police will also do some crime scene processing and train on 'shoot-don't-shoot' scenarios.
"We appreciate the participation from the citizens and we appreciate them having interest in our department and the support that they give us. We are here to serve them at the end of the day and it's our pleasure to put these kinds of things on for them," says Jim Davison, a senior police officer at the LaGrange Police Department.
Usually, one class is held each year. the department decided to add a second option for the academy later this year due to the high demand of the class.
To sign up or the next citizen's police academy, register at the police department.