Trigger Happy at Citizens Police Academy


The students got to fire off a few shots at last night’s Madison County Citizens Police Academy!

The firearm training simulator that the students got to use at the DOCJT looks a bit like a movie screen, and puts the students in the place of officers who have to make split-second decisions on how to de-escalate potentially deadly situations.

Grendalyn said she was a pretty good shot, and that she has a lot of respect for the officers who put themselves in the line of fire daily. She also explained that all of the officers she has met throughout the academy have shared personal experiences with her about being in the line of duty.

Next week, stay tuned for the drug task force lesson where the students get an inside look into undercover policing in the midst of the drug epidemic.