Who wants to play with the bubblegum lights?

Despite what this may look like, it is not a picture of a crowd watching BD get arrested for beating up a tow-truck driver.

It is, rather, the members of the Dallas Police Department's Citizen's Academy Class #26 getting an up-close view of the operating details of a Dallas Police squad car at the just-opened South Central Division Station last night. We'd like to tell you some of the secrets, but then we'd have to kill you.

BD and 30 other residents are participating in this unique program, held three times a year since 1993 (this is the first year there is a Spring and Fall class only). The class meets every Tuesday evening for eight weeks at places like the Dallas Police Basic Academy, the Jack Evans DPD Headquarters, the 911 Call Center and the DPD Pistol Range.

BD has created a blog where you can read his class notes and see more pictures like this - click here...

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Safe streets