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Citizens academy: Week 4

April 10, 2013 - Jill Gosche
It's hard to believe we have completed our fourth week of Tiffin Police Department's citizens academy. It is moving quickly and has been an enjoyable experience. During Tuesday's session, my group split into two teams. Two of us observed operations in the dispatch center, and the other two took a ride in patrol cars. Then, we switched. I'd like to thank Sgt. LaVerne Keefe for allowing me to ride with him and also for explaining radar guns and ticketing. The only excitement we had during our time in the car was a parking ticket. I was amazed that he even saw the violation. Once he pointed out the car parked too far from the curb, it was an obvious to me that it was a violation. I never would have noticed it on my own. He definitely was watching our surroundings as we went around town. At the end of the class, Brandon Amory voluntarily took a shot from a Tazer, and those of us in the class got to watch. (Be sure to check out the video on The A-T's Facebook page.) While I believe in living without fear, I have no plans to take a hit voluntarily any time soon! Thank you, Brandon, for being the brave volunteer.

 
 
 

 

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