I am Officer Jason Williams. I would like to take a minute to talk
about the Shelbyville Police Department's Citizens Police Academy.
While I was attending Middle Tennessee State University, I had the
opportunity to enroll in the Citizen's Police Academy. At the time,
I was a criminal justice major and was planning for a career in law
enforcement, but was not sure what level I wanted to be involved at.
Once I started in the Citizen's Academy, it made up my mind. I never
really understood what was involved in being a police officer until
seeing first hand for myself in the Citizen's Academy. I always
figured there would be plenty of action and excitement, but, the
Citizen's Police Academy, not only showed me what it was really like
to be a police officer, it also gave me tremendous respect for the
officers we have, and made me want to be a part of the Shelbyville
Police Department team.
I would highly
recommend to any citizen to become active with their police
department and if you do have the opportunity to attend a Citizen's
Police Academy, just do it!
Thanks for you time,
Shelbyville Police Department