On May 5, a graduation ceremony for the 31st session of the Martin Police Department Citizens Police Academy was held. Throughout the Citizens Police Academy, students got to experience classes and hands-on activities that included administrative duties, use of force, School Resource Officer program, Communications/911 center, DUI enforcement, drug investigations, K-9 operations, crime scenes/investigations, SRT team/building clearing, firearms training, a moot court proceeding, tour of Weakley County Jail, domestic violence investigations, and traffic stops. Students are chosen through an application process and the students represent a wide diversity of different careers and ages from across the city. The Martin Police Department has hosted 31 sessions over a 28-year period that has included more than 800 citizen students. “We are proud of this group and look forward to Session 32 in March of 2023. Congratulations to Session 31,” MPD Assistant Police Chief Phillip Fuqua noted in a press release.