Longview Holds Citizens Patrol Academy

A new group of special police assistants were being trained today in Longview. More than 30 new members of Longview's "Citizens on Patrol" academy came together for indoctrination today at the Roy Stone training center.  The group acts as another set of eyes and ears for police, and are invaluable in saving police man-hours.

They were trained in everything from spotting the following: traffic hazards, drug activity and gang colors and activities. Many take the job of being spotters for police very seriously.

Bob Hallmark, Reporting.  bhallmark@kltv.com