As we near the end of our Solon police education, the Citizens Police Academy Class No. 20 members had a chance to portray the role of an officer in a training scenario that resulted in most of us realizing we were not adequately prepared for any kind of police work.

As class members entered the training room one at a time, each was briefed on a domestic violence scenario. We were supposed to approach the residence where a domestic situation was unfolding, moving strategically to assess the situation. Without giving away the scenario, let’s just say most of us were caught with our hands in our pockets, or stuck in our police belts.

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