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Sixteen area residents have joined the 2013 Alexandria Citizens Police Academy. Pictured are (back row, left to right) Alexandria Police Chief Rick Wyffels, Tim Erickson, Randy Dertinger, Jeff Roste, Dale Erickson, Todd Jensen, William Schmitz, John Heydt, Captain Scott Kent, (middle row) Bradley Forbrook, Melissa Winter, Katie Carlson, Jenna Payne, Paul Hanson, (front row) Robyn Snyder, Karin Tank, Linda Christensen and Owen Miller. (Echo Press photo by Crystal Dey)

2013's bluecoat brigade: Alexandria Citizens Police Academy is in full force

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The Alexandria Police Department has boosted its busting power, or at least an awareness about it, once again. Sixteen curious citizens have been enrolled into the 2013 Citizens Police Academy.


The newest crew in blue windbreakers started studies in February. Two had already completed their ride-along experiences by February 12.

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Crystal Dey

Crystal Dey is a staff reporter for the Echo Press. Originally from Minnesota’s Iron Range, Dey worked for newspapers in North Dakota, Florida and Connecticut before returning to her home state to join the Echo Press in October 2011. Dey studied Mass Communications at Minnesota State University Moorhead with an emphasis in Online Journalism. Follow Staff Reporter Crystal Dey on Twitter @Crystal_Dey.

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