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Official Delegation from the Georgian Ministry of Internal Affairs In Town for LaGrange Police Site Visit

The delegation from the Georgian Ministry of Internal Affairs in Georgia learn about community policing

The delegation from the Georgian Ministry of Internal Affairs in Georgia learn about community policing

An official delegation from the Georgian Ministry of Internal Affairs in Tbilisi, Georgia was in LaGrange last week for a police site visit. The group was learning about the LaGrangePoliceDepartment’s community policing practices.

The group consisted of decision makers from the Georgian Ministry of Internal Affairs who are involved in planning and implementing community oriented policing initiatives in the Republic of Georgia.

LaGrange Police Chief Lou Dekmar, who serves as the President of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, hosted the group. LPD continues to receive overwhelmingly positive reviews for their efforts on community police relationships.

The site visit included classroom instruction and riding with officers in Patrol to observe their community policing efforts in action. The participants had the opportunity to meet with citizens, civic groups, and business leaders with whom the LaGrange Police Department has partnered with in their Community Outreach Initiatives.

The group also met with Mayor Jim Thornton and City Manager Meg Kelsey to see how the police and government work best together.

The delegation returned to the Republic of Georgia Friday.

Media Contact: Lt. Eric Lohr, LaGrange Police Department, (706) 883-2684 or elohr@lagrangega.org To keep up with the latest news involving the City of LaGrange, go to www.lagrangega. org or follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/lagrangegagov, Twitter at @lagrangegagov, & Instagram at instagram.com/cityoflagrangega.

The delegation met with Mayor Jim Thornton and City Manager Meg Kelsey

The delegation met with Mayor Jim Thornton and City Manager Meg Kelsey