THOMASVILLE, Ga. — An effort to build positive relationships between law enforcement and teenagers.
Thomasville Police are on a mission to reach the younger generation to educate them on how to interact properly when coming in contact with police.
Police showed up to Thomasville High School for the past two days for a "positive police encounter presentation."
The class consisted of demonstrations, videos, and lectures on how to interact with police to avoid confrontation. In one demonstration, students acted out what to do during a traffic stop.
Captain Maurice Holmes with TPD hopes that this class will help spare lives.
"What we are hoping to do is to get them to understand that law enforcement is out there and they have a job to do and if I just comply then the chances of me getting injured or worse, killed by a police officer, goes down tremendously," said Holmes.
More than 100 high school students were reached in the process of these classes. The police department hopes to continue these classes going forward.