By Tameka Kenan-Norman, City of Rocky Mount NC
The Rocky Mount Police Department will sponsor its 17th annual Junior Police Academy for youth ages 13 to 18 who are interested in learning more about law enforcement.
The week-long summer camp is designed to bring police officers and young people together in a safe and fun learning environment.
Participants will have an opportunity to ride along with a police officer, conduct a mock court trial, process a crime scene, tour the police department and a local county jail facility, and compete against one another in areas such as physical fitness, domestic violence response, felony vehicle stops, report writing and more.
“This really is a chance for students to see what it is like to work in law enforcement,” said Yvette Jones, community services supervisor. “They will gain experience and knowledge that they can use going forward.”
The academy will be held Monday through Friday from 8am to 4pm, and participants may choose to attend during the week of June 26-30, 2017, or July 24-28, 2017.
Registration is $35 per teen, and seats are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
Academy applications are available online at www.rockymountnc.gov. For more information, contact Yvette Jones at 252.972.1436.