TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - The Leon County Sheriff's Office's largest Citizens Academy class has held its first meeting.
Forty people are signed up for law enforcement class, including some well-known locals.
They include State Rep. Loranne Ausley, former football players Corey Simon and Kez McCorvey, and radio personality Joe Bullard.
The 37th class includes community members with a variety of backgrounds, including attorneys, business owners and retirees.
One, participant, Tony Brown, said Tuesday night: "I am one of these junkies that is addicted to cops. I love watching and chasing people. I just love that experience, and I am excited about it. One of the biggest things I am excited about is everybody thinks the initial impression of a deputy or police officer is bad, and I can assure you that most of it is positive if you give them the opportunity."
Organizers say students will ride with a deputy on patrol, tour the detention facilities and courthouse, attend a SWAT demonstration and shoot some of the high-powered weapons used by deputies.
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