I did this locally a while back now, and I thought it was fantastic. Opened my eyes to more of the "behind-the-scenes" stuff that police do, more than just the black-and-whites on the streets. My class was a mixed bag. I think I was the youngest one there (at 33). There was 1 member of the 'clergy' (radio news media), the city engineer, and a department of correction parole officer (who, as far as I know, was carrying every week). There was also an extreme liberal nutjob of a university professor (and coming from a guy who's political leanings skew to the left, that says a lot) who was, frankly, the bane of nearly everyone's existence (students and police/instructors: She asked the narcotics officer his views on legalizing marijuana, and told - TOLD, not asked - a patrol officer that he was more likely to shoot a black suspect than a white one, because 'studies' said so. She was white, and I think he was ready to prove her wrong). Anyway, I guess my questions are 1) do any of you participate as instructors for any of these classes? And 2) if you do, do you find them fulfilling to the effect that the students are actually LEARNING from you and not just listening to you? Personally, I've tried to convince everyone I know to go.