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LCSO's largest Citizens Academy class meets

LCSO's largest Citizens Academy class meets
LCSO's largest Citizens Academy class meets
Posted at 10:09 AM, Aug 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-09 09:24:28-04

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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