Puppy Love During the Last Night of Citizens Police Academy


The eleventh session of the Citizens Police Academy concluded the series last night, and the students walked away with their certificates of completion.

Students also got a chance to get up close and personal to the Richmond Police Department’s K9 Unit, Rush and his handler, Chip Gray. Rush still has some puppy in him according to Grendalyn, but he responded to all his commands and conveyed that he truly loves showing up for his duties daily. Rush had even worked the scene of a deadly shooting that day just before the Citizens Police Academy session.

Grendalyn said that there were some highlights along the way, including the drug task force night, the tour of the Madison County Detention Center, and the visit from the Coroner.

The series has come to an end after 11 weeks this fall, but there’s still more inside looks to watch out for! Stay tuned as we weigh in on ride-alongs, and Grendalyn’s day on the bench with Judge Earl Ray Neal.