Flashing lights at school? Just training

State and local law enforcement agencies are teaming up today to teach Columbus criminal justice students how to perform routine traffic stops.

Representatives from the Columbus Police Department, Indiana State Police, the Department of Natural Resources and sheriff’s departments from Bartholomew and surrounding counties will teach students enrolled in C4 Columbus Area Career Connections criminal justice classes the correct procedure to follow when citing someone for a traffic offense.

The training sessions will take place from 9:40 to 11 a.m. and 12:45 to 2 p.m. at Columbus East High School, 230 S. Marr Road.

Those passing by may notice flashing lights and a large number of police cars outside of the high school during those times.

For more information on the program, contact Ron Novak, C4 Criminal Justice instructor, at 812-372-7136, ext. 1136.

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Olivia Covington is a reporter for The Republic. She can be reached at ocovington@therepublic.com or 812-379-5712.