Hi, all, Suze here. I took a sickie last week, but I’m ba-a-a-ck.
As you probably know by now, I write crime fiction. A wonderful opportunity presented itself a few weeks ago–the chance to attend the West Hartford, Connecticut Citizen’s Police Academy. This is a free community outreach program sponsored by many police departments allowing citizens to learn more about the structure, function, and procedures of local law enforcement. I’m so glad I signed up along with sister authors Katy Lee, Summer Devon, and another CTRWA chaptermate (who didn’t actually give me permission to use her name yet–maybe next week). I’m learning so much!
So, here are some photos from my time so far at the Academy:
This thing is heavy! Like 30 pounds are so, and that’s not fully loaded with gear. Even though they showed us a lot of super cool gadgets and toys that could go into those pockets, we weren’t allowed to see everything (pout!). For good reason, obviously. I’ve always suspected a lot of criminals read this blog.
Notice my awesome photo-editing skills in this and the prior picture.
Katy Lee and me. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.? We’re not allowed to tell! But seriously. We could kick some butt if we had that thing to hide behind.
Now we’ve got someone to call when we get arrested for stalking Joe Manganiello and other celebrities.
I’ll give you more details over the next few weeks. Coming up: the K-9 Unit!