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Behind the Badge: A Day with Covington's Finest

Behind every badge is a human being with a heart of gold.

They're mothers, fathers, friends, and neighbors, and they wear that badge with a sense of responsibility and honor. Today we're celebrating the fine men and women of the Covington Police Department.

As a firm believer in the power of understanding and connection, I jumped at the chance to tour the Covington Police Department. And let me tell you, it was a day that left an indelible mark on my heart and soul.

From the moment I walked into the police station, I was greeted with warmth and a sense of camaraderie that was truly palpable. The officers and staff welcomed me with open arms, ready to share their world and give me a behind-the-scenes look at their daily operations.

One of the most memorable parts of my day was the ride-along experience. Buckling up in a patrol car and hitting the streets with Officer Stacey Cosby was an eye-opener. It gave me a firsthand look at the challenges and complexities of her job.

Office Cosby has been in service for 32 years and is well respected by her colleagues and the community she serves.

Throughout the day, I couldn't help but think about the power of connection. We often see police officers as figures of authority, but they are also our neighbors, our friends, and our fellow community members. They face the same challenges, dreams, and hopes that we do.

My day with the Covington Police Department was nothing short of extraordinary. It was a day filled with insights, gratitude, and a profound respect for those who dedicate their lives to our safety. I want to extend my heartfelt thanks to Chief Bradford and the entire team for their generosity and dedication.

If you're looking for ways to get involved and support the amazing work of our police department, consider joining the Citizens Academy.

Classes are a combination of lectures, demonstrations, and interactive activities. Two classes are held each year; one in the Spring and one in the Fall. For more information about joining the Citizen’s Academy, please contact Lt. Gene Nuqui at 678-625-5555.

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