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Update: Chad Lampe speaks with Sgt. David Howe about the Citizens Police Academy on Sounds Good.

Murray residents are again getting a chance to learn first-hand the ins and outs of local policing. The Murray Police Department is offering an 8-week Citizens’ Police Academy from October 12th to November 30th.  

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National Night Out is a campaign designed to give people in high crime neighborhoods a secure area for local residents to have a block party. Since Murray isn't really a high crime area, the Murray Police Department has helped adapt the concept to be an emergency and public services block party, where the public can interact with first responders and public services to become more familiar with who they are in a non-emergency setting. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Sgt. David Howe of the Murray Police Department about the event including some unique educational response demonstrations.

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Police officers understand that often their interaction with the public is during high-stress times, so the Murray Police Department and other forces reach out to explain more about what they are trained to do in an eight-week Citizens' Police Academy with night classes through March and April. On Sounds Good, Sergeant David Howe and Kate Lochte do an overview of the course, which includes the basics of police work, a tour of the 911 call-center, understanding drug investigations, demystifying criminology, a tour of the jail and more.

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The Murray Police Department begins their eight-week Citizens Police Academy this Monday, giving members of the community insight into the realities behind everyday police work. Sergeant Dave Howe says often people get a perspective of the police from national media, television and movies, and that a lot of times it's not entirely accurate - especially in rural areas. He speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about the topics covered: from crime scene investigation to the court room procedure, to how to protect yourself in your home.

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Sergeant Dave Howe of the Murray City Police Department joins us on Sounds Good today to talk about the National Night Out event on August 5th at Chestnut Park, 7 to 9 p.m. It's a national program where police departments partner with neighborhoods to provide a block party and public safety fair.

Each year, nearly 10,000 people die on the road due to drunk driving, which is the equivalent of 20 jumbo jets crashing each year and killing all aboard. In order to stop this deadly epidemic, law enforcement in every state and most US towns and cities will be cracking down on drunk driving through Labor Day. Murray Police Department Crime Prevention Sergant speaks with Chad Lampe about the crackdown.