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Statesboro police training starts young
Bulloch youth learn about policing from Statesboro Police Department
Investigator Snead Collins of the Statesboro Police Department's Emergency Response Team, right, demonstrates the rigors of the obstacle course each member must complete for participants in the Youth Citizens Police Academy.
During the summer, many children enjoy day camps, Vacation Bible Schools and other activities, but a dozen members of the Boys and Girls Club of Bulloch County had a unique experience that taught them what it's like to be a police officer. For the first time, the Statesboro Police Department offered a Youth Citizens' Police Academy, similar to the adult version of the course that has been in existence for a few years. W hile the adult CPA lasts 11 weeks and classes are a couple of hours long each week, the YCPA course is only six weeks, with classes lasting an hour so as to better fit a child's attention span, said Statesboro Police Cpl. Justin Samples.
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