Peabody’s canine unit, handler Officer Corey Salvo, left, and Akiba, will be featured in one of the Citizen’s Academy sessions this fall. (Courtesy Photo)
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Police Academy, Peabody style

If you've ever wanted to learn the ins and outs of what it's like to work in law enforcement, then this fall's Peabody Police Citizens Academy is right up your alley.

The Academy is a unique 10-week program allowing Peabody residents to go behind the scenes of the Police Department and get an insider’s view of the daily duties of  police officers, dispatchers, clerical staff and others who work within the department. Captain Scott Richards, the founder of the program, said the department is excited to resume the program after the pandemic forced cancellation of the spring session.

"We were a little bit on the fence about it, but with everything going on, we felt it was important to not only educate our citizens about what we do, but also to hopefully dispel some of the negativity that has bee…

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