By ROB LARSON
Daily Press Staff Writer
With the school year coming to a close, the 2013 Police Athletic League Artesia Junior Police Academy, hosted by the Artesia Police Department, is just around the corner.
“This is a very big part of what we like to call community policing,” Commander Lindell Smith of the APD said. “We want to build a strong relationship with everyone in the community and that certainly includes kids. This is a great opportunity for them to learn about what we do on a daily basis, and it’s perfect for kids that are thinking about going into law enforcement as a career.” … For the rest of the story, subscribe in print and on the web.