Each day begins with exercise and military drill. New additions to the program include a bomb squad demo and cadets helping paramedics rescue victims of a mock auto accident followed by a Med-Evac helicopter dust off.
The camp will include police motorcycles, K-9 dogs, Crime Scene Detectives, Bike Patrols and a Hostage Rescue Team. Other hands-on events include radar speed checks and bicycle safety. Cadets will also man hose lines to put out real fires supervised by Barren Hill Fire Company.
The trainees will investigate crimes, gather evidence and "arrest" perpetrators. But it doesn’t stop there, the local District Judge will preside over a mock trial in District Court where the cadets will prosecute the case or defend the perpetrator in order to learn about our legal system.
Highlights of the week include a police obstacle course and daily outdoor cookouts.
The camp concludes with a multi-media show highlighting the week’s events and a swearing-in ceremony on Friday afternoon. The Police Chief will present Official ID cards, group photos and Diplomas. But more significantly, each Cadet leaves knowing every police officer on a first name basis.
Contact the Lt. Brian Mack
for more information.