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Patch addresses reader questions about the St. Louis County Police Department's Citizens' Police Academy targeting and educating area Muslims.
Patch editors received a variety of questions, stemming from the first-ever, Muslim-focused Citizens' Police Academy that began last Wednesday at the Daar-ul-Islam Mosque in West County at Manchester and Weidman roads. St. Louis County Police worked in partnership with Islamic Foundation members to coordinate the eight classes being held Nov. 14 through Jan. 16. (Read Related Article: First Citizens' Police Academy for All St. Louis Muslims Starts Wednesday) A focus on the safety of a particular sector of residents raised questions from other St. Louis County residents; Patch secured answers from St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch and media officer Randy Vaughn. Fitch said Citizens' Police Academies were started in 1992/1993 by the St…