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TAZEWELL (WVVA) – A program in Tazewell County has given residents the chance to experience a day in the life of law enforcement.

The Citizens Police Academy, hosted by the Tazewell Police Department allows residents a first-hand look into the inner-workings of the different aspects of law enforcement – from the squad car to the courtroom.

"They do not see the police, the judge, the court system as this big government monster, they are not starting to understand the process and they see why certain things happen," said Tazewell Police Chief Dewitt Cooper at Thursday evening's graduation.

Cooper hopes those who took the class will leave with a lasting impression and spread the word to other residents who may be interested in taking the course in the future.

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