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Police academy gives students glimpse of crime fighting (story, video)

1:08 PM, Jun. 29, 2013
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There's more to being a law enforcement officer than making the big bust.

Students enrolled in Oakfield Police Chief Renee Schuster's Junior Police Academy summer school course are learning that the job of a police officer is multi-faceted: first aid provider, sleuth, community service advocate, first responder, counselor and educator.

"Kids have this mentality that police work is all about high crime, the big call where we're always pulling out our guns and shooting at people like they see in movies," Schuster said. "What they see on TV is not reality. We show them the reality of police ...

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