Edmore Police Department to host Youth Academy sessions

By Elisabeth Waldon • Last Updated 12:14 pm on Monday, June 09, 2014

EDMORE — The Edmore Police Department is hosting a Youth Academy to give youngsters a firsthand experience of what police work is all about.

The first academy session will be July 14-16. A second session will be July 28-30. Both sessions will take place at the Edmore Police Department, located in the former Hitachi building. Class times are from 8 a.m. to noon.

Participants will learn about collecting evidence, firearm safety, first aid, physical training and introduction to criminal law. Participants will also conduct mock traffic stops, do mock crime investigations and solutions and tour the Montcalm County court complex.

Guest speakers from various law enforcement agencies will also be featured.

The academy is open to anyone ages 8 to 14. Cost is $15. Attendees will receive a T-shirt that will serve as their “uniform” for each three-day session.

The deadline for registering for the academy is Friday. Class size is limited to 30 students per session.

Call Edmore Police Chief Luke Sawyer at (989) 427-3600 or email police@edmore.com for more information.

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