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    Friday, September 29, 2023

    Learning about being a police officer

    Lt. Cornelius Rodgers, second from right, shows from left, Haley Bump, 18, and Jah’Nayha Maddox-Williams, 17, both of New London, how to put handcuffs on Community Service and Wellness Officer Daquan Stuckey during the Youth Citizens’ Academy Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2023, at the New London Police Department. (Dana Jensen/The Day)
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    New London ― A group of teenagers attended a session of the New London Police Department’s Youth Citizens’ Police Academy Wednesday at the police department.

    The ten-week program gives youth, ages 13 -17 years-old, a look at law enforcement, the tools they use and learn how police officers work. The students learn about police work by participating in different scenarios. The topic on Wednesday was use of force. The students learned how to use handcuffs and were given the chance to wear an officer’s vest and utility belt to experience the weight of the gear.

    In addition, K-9 Officer Seth Bolduc, accompanied by his dog Iris, spoke with students. Police also discussed the use of Tasers.

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