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Night on the Beat, Ride-a-long with WPD

Written by Lori Robinson

Photo by Lindsey Brand

Car picture courtesy of Douglas County Police Department

If your momma tells you she loves you, check it out. 

Back in 1990 when I began my journalism studies, that was the advice a mentor imparted to me. The advice holds up well, perhaps especially these days. 

I’ve had some recent conversations about the concept of news organizations as government watchdogs, during and after the week that I had completed an Oct. 14 evening shift ride-along with Patrol Officer Mark P. Smith of the Westminster Police Department.