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Students complete Fayetteville Junior Police Academy


Fayetteville Police Department’s 13th annual Junior Police Academy graduated another crop of trainees Friday after a week of training in self-defense, police procedures and citizenship.

The program for rising seventh- through ninth-graders included competition amongst four teams, and by mid-morning Friday, the Blue and Green teams were tied at 1,875 points apiece. The tie-breaker was a recitation contest using the “Police Officer Positive Reinforcement Guidelines.”

Michael Cuneo tipped the scales for his Blue Team by reciting the guidelines word-for-word.

By Danny Harrison

Danny Harrison, a 1992 Fayette High School graduate, began his journalism career with Fayette County News in 1995. After taking several leaves of absence to pursue journalism and Christian ministry opportunities, including a few out of state and overseas, he returned full-time to Fayette County News in August 2014. Harrison earned a bachelor's degree in pastoral ministry in 2009 while serving as a missionary journalist in England and Western Europe.