Last week – along with about 25 other involved citizens – I completed the 10-week Citizen’s Academy course offered by the Petaluma Police Department. It was informative, fascinating and occasionally disturbing as when the instructors would tell the class about emerging trends in criminal behavior or the recent State of California policies that are pushing violent criminals down into already-overcrowded county facilities. Here’s a drawing of the 2013 PPD-CA presenters. God Bless the cops!