Farmersburg police participate in summer police camp for children

Farmersburg Town Marshal Cody Strain and officers Daniel Walls and

Cole Pickett participated in a police-themed summer camp for middle

school-aged children. Junior Police Academy was founded some 20 years ago by officers from Vigo County and Terre Haute, since then officers from various other agencies in the surrounding area participate in the three sessions of

this yearly summer camp. This year there are more than 400 children

signed up. JPA seeks to bridge the gap between children and law

enforcement; allowing children to feel safe and comfortable around the

police by better understanding how they work.

Children learn a variety of topics related to law enforcement, such

as: Emergency Vehicle Operations, Firearm Safety, Marching, Sheriff’s

Posse/Search and Rescue, Vehicle Traffic Stops, Conservation Police,

and much more. Over the last few years, more of our Farmersburg and

Sullivan County children have attended.

Many officers donate their own time because they look forward to

seeing the children have fun while learning about police work.

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