APD ends summer in ‘GREAT, STYLE’

Published 1:36 pm Saturday, August 4, 2018

The GREAT Summer Program, sponsored by the Americus Police Department, concluded another successful summer with a presentation of the Successful Tips for Youth on Law Enforcement Encounters (STYLE) Program and a GREAT Program Graduation Ceremony on July 13. The STYLE Program is sponsored by the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the FBI and is specifically tailored for middle and high school students, who participated in several mock scenarios on how to engage law enforcement. These scenarios included instructions on how to respond when approached by law enforcement officers while driving a car, on the street, or at home. The scenarios are a combination of videos, depicting the split-second decisions that officers are often required to make and role play scenarios with volunteers from local law enforcement agencies. The program concluded with tstudents participating in a roundtable discussion over lunch with individual officers followed by a presentation of certificates to the graduates.