Bad economy closes Ga. police academy

Facility in Jonesboro, 20 miles south of Atlanta will shut down after 35 years in service

By Ralph Ellis and Andria Simmons
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The uniformed police officers-to-be stood at attention, sweating in the late afternoon sun. When the command was shouted, they double-timed it up the steps and into a classroom.

So began instruction for the final group of students at the Clayton County Regional Law Enforcement Academy in Jonesboro. When this class graduates in the fall, the academy will shut down after 35 years of operation.

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