Annual Law Enforcement Camp taking high school applications

Students get to experience a tactical firing range and work with forensics, SWAT, communications, and K-9 officers.

  • Monday, April 15, 2019 10:08am
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Washington state high school juniors and seniors with an interest in law enforcement will have an opportunity to spend a week this summer learning about roles and job opportunities within the career field.

Applications are being accepted for the 42nd annual Washington State – Kiwanis Youth Law Enforcement Camp to be held at the Washington State Patrol Academy in Shelton from July 28 through Aug. 2. Applications can be downloaded from the State Patrol’s website, http://www.wsp.wa.gov/event/2019-kiwanis-youth-law-enforcement-camp/.

The application deadline is May 10.

The purpose of the camp is to provide selected high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to explore various job opportunities in the law enforcement field. Students are given a hands-on experience on the WSP drive-course and tactical firing range and will get to work with forensics, SWAT, communications, K-9 and other police functions. Additionally, students will have exposure to law enforcement problems and challenges officers encounter on a daily basis and to show how to successfully handle situations in a professional manner.

Police departments from around the state provide officers as staff members to instruct and serve as counselors. Guest speakers from various agencies provide first-hand information to the students. This gives students a variety of experiences and exposure to federal, state, county and local law enforcement as a possible career path.

This camp is sponsored and paid for by Washington Kiwanis clubs statewide in addition to corporate and private sponsors.

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