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Citizens Graduate Marietta Police Academy

Graduates learned about police operations, saw demonstrations, participated in hands-on training and learned about the challenges police officers face on streets through role-playing scenarios.

Twenty-three people learned first-hand about the 's operations during the , a free 10-week course designed to familiarize residents and business owners with city policing.

Graduates learned about department’s operation, saw demonstrations, participated in hands-on training given by officers and learned challenges police officers face on streets through role-playing scenarios.

Mayor Steve Tumlin, Police Chief Dan Flynn and officer Don Smith recognized graduates of the most recent Citizens Police Academy on May 9.

The Marietta Police Department started the Citizens' Police Academy "for the purpose of reaching out into the community, opening our doors and becoming very transparent in the way we do things," Flynn said.

"We invite citizens inside the police department, show them what we do, explain everything we can, answer their questions, show them demonstrations and involve them in interactive learning exercises with police activities."

The Citizens Police Academy meets one night a week for 10 weeks to allow citizens a chance to "receive presentations from specialists of all aspects of the department, listen to investigators, learn about forensics, homicide investigations and what our patrol officers do," Flynn said.

Members of the department discussed traffic enforcement, patrol, detective work and homicide investigation.

Graduates

  • Shani Brown   
  • James Eaves     
  • Eric Echols     
  • Claudia Falk     
  • John Falk      
  • Margaret Ferraro    
  • Debra Gehrlich     
  • Martina Goscha    
  • Joe Goss     
  • Mike Henderson    
  • Michael Liedel   
  • Gary McClinton
  • Robert Meara
  • Tim Murphy
  • John North
  • Alfred Onken
  • Thomas Prosser
  • Thomas Prosser Jr.
  • Brent Purcell
  • Kathy Slough
  • Mike Williams
  • Victoria Woodall
  • Claudia Worley

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