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The High School Police Academy is one of the tools the Lakeland Police Department is using to recruit future officers.
Barry Friedman founded Lkldnow.com in 2015 as the culmination of a career in print and digital journalism. Since 1982, he has used the tools of reporting, editing and content curation to help people in Lakeland understand their community better.