Through a partnership with Fort Wayne United, local high school and college students learned how the Fort Wayne Police Department use of force protocol works, and some were put through scenarios to get a glimpse of life behind the badge.
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Tonight -- fort wayne united teamed up with fort wayne police to give them a look at what life is like from behind the caleb ox 55 saylor was at the training session today and has more.
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High school and college students from around fort wayne came together today to learn what it like to be a police officer.
Purdue fort wayne student jawaun phillips says he and his friends have had negative interactions with police growing up in gary.
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And classroom education, phillips and his peers got a small glimpse of life behind the badge.
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They have to make quick decisions fort wayne united program director greggory smith-causey says one of the goals is to get these young men to recognize police officers as human but he also wants to makee safe in the futu really what they can learn and take home to their communities and get them home safe, to project a message of partnership with their communities and police officers.
Bullet was fired and they were debriefed, smith-causey says the message was delivered.
Fter we went through the entire training and i spoke to them, i believe anyone left here without a change of heart or at least a change of perspective caleb saylor fox 55 news smith-causey says his ultimate goal is to get all high schools in the area to do a program like this