By DAVE McMILLION
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. The Martinsburg Police Department is giving the community an inside look at Berkeley County's criminal justice system through a citizen academy at the police department through Sept 4.
The police department is conducting the nine-week course so the community will have a greater awareness and understanding of the law enforcement's role in the community, according to the department.
George Swartwood, a detective, said people generally have a good understanding of what the police department can and cannot do. But people in the academy, which started July 10, are still learning new information about how police work in the community.