EPD offers community chance to understand "Life on the Beat" - Tri-State News, Weather & Sports

EPD offers community chance to understand "Life on the Beat"

The Evansville Police Department hopes their new program will help break down some of the barriers between citizens and law enforcement.

The program is called "Life on the Beat" and it gives people a chance to play along with reality-based scenarios, but instead of being a community member, they get a chance to be the police officer.

They hope that will give people a different perspective on why police officers do the things they do.

After each scenario they will have an open discussion.

"Life on the Beat" is free and open to the public.  

The first one is Wednesday, October 22 at Fairlawn School from 6 to 8 pm.  Anyone can attend, but you have to be at least 18 years old to take part in a scenario.

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