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Ludowici officer attends California conference
MR Diannia Duncan
Diannia Duncan - photo by Photo provided.
Ludowici Police Department Officer Diannia Duncan recently attended the seventh annual Rural Law Enforcement Technology Institute in Coronado, Calif.
The conference was created to reinforce supervisory skills for leaders in departments with fewer than 50 sworn officers.
This year’s participants learned about issues affecting smaller law enforcement communities and were provided with current information on technology initiatives. Other issues covered at the conference included working with problems relating to technology implementation and methods for exchanging information among departments.
Duncan was one of more 40 officers who were selected from a nationwide competition to attend the training.  
In addition to technology workshops participants attended brain-storming sessions that covered cyber investigations, aviation technologies, school incident responses, hybrid patrol vehicles, online citizen incident reporting and computer aided dispatching.
“I found that other departments are facing the same issues that we encounter, right here in Ludowici, and that there are some good solutions out there that are reasonable in cost,” Duncan said.    According to Duncan
the training was funded
by the National Institute of Justice, and there was no cost to the officers who attended or to their departments.
“We’re very glad that Diannia was able to attend this training. It’s good when we can get with other departments and see what they are doing to deal with problems and then, hopefully, we can offer them some ideas too,” LPD Chief Richard Robertson said.

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