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Lawrenceville, Gwinnett County, Ga – May 3, 2018 – The Lawrenceville Police Department celebrated the graduation of its eighth annual Citizens Police Academy (CPA) class.Fifteen participants completed the educational program designed to orient citizens to the services provided by local law enforcement while educating them on the responsibilities and philosophy of the City’s public safety team to protect and serve the community.“Lawrenceville’s CPA program is a great tool for connecting with the community to highlight what we do, why we do it and share how we are truly there for them,” said Tim Wallis, Chief of Police for the City of Lawrenceville. “We are grateful to all of the citizens who have chosen to partner with us in this program, encourage more to do the same and congratulate these 15 individuals on a job well done this year!”Graduates of this program engaged in a 10-week training encompassing an overview of facilities, organizational structure, K9 demos, criminal investigations, gangs and impact, traffic law, crime scene processing, gaining compliance, active shooter training and a patrol ride-along. More than 100 citizens have graduated from this program in the last eight years.Citizen graduates from the 2018 CPA include: Chris Cawthon, Radu Coliba, Cathy Edwards, Noe’ Garay, Mike Gouge, Angela Hall, Angel Hilley, Shamette Humes, Georgia Johanning, Arshella McIntosh, Chris Mink, Teresa Mink, Cynthia Nelligan, Timothy Pollitte and Mike Savory.The Lawrenceville Police Department is accepting applications for next year’s CPA program. For more information on the program and how you can apply, please visithttp://www.lawrencevillega.org/441/Citizens-Police-Academy and for general information on the Lawrenceville community, go to www.lawrencevillega.org.