Oct. 1 was one of the favorite nights in the Citizens Police Academy in Bartlett. In the photo above, Officer Jessica Laubacker taught defensive tactics and ways to improve personal safety. For demonstration purposes, Alan Young was the good sport who tried to subdue the officer. (Emphasis on “tried.”)
The spring 2016 class of Citizens Police Academy — the department’s popular program for civilians wanting to understand the work officers do — is already full. But there is always the fall class. Pick up an application at the Bartlett Station Municipal Center, police headquarters or online at bartlettpolice.org.