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Citizens Police Academy bridges gap between community and police

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HAZLETON (WOLF) -- Bridging the gap between community and police.

Luzerne County District Attorney Stefanie Salavantis addressed a class at Penn State Hazleton this evening.

Its part of Troop N’s Citizens Police Academy, a State Police initiative that teaches people about the different roles police and other law enforcement officials take on day to day.

Salavantis taught them about her role and duties as District Attorney.

“I think it goes back to that term community policing, getting involved in the community, and being aware of everybody’s responsibilities. The jobs that we have from law enforcement’s perspective and the prosecutors and for the community to know what we encounter on a daily basis and to have a better understanding of that,” Salavantis said.

This is week five of an eight-week-long course. At the end, students graduate and receive a certificate.

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