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WSP to host summer law enforcement camp for high school students

Washington State Patrol will host a summer camp for high school students interested in a law enforcement career.
Washington State Patrol will host a summer camp for high school students interested in a law enforcement career. Olympian file photo

Washington State Patrol will host a week-long camp over the summer for high school juniors and seniors interested in a career in law enforcement.

The Kiwanis Youth Law Enforcement Career Camp will run from July 28 to Aug. 2 at the WSP academy in Shelton.

Applications are due May 10 and can be downloaded from the WSP web page, www.wsp.wa.gov/event/2019-kiwanis-youth-law-enforcement-camp/.

The camp provides the chance to explore various job opportunities within the law enforcement field. Students will be given hands-on experience with the WSP driving course and tactical firing range, and work with forensics, SWAT, communications, K-9 and other police fields, according to the WSP news release.

Students also will learn about problems and challenges officers encounter, and how to approach those challenges professionally.

Police officers from around the state will be staff members and counselors, and there will be guest speakers from various agencies, according to the release.

The camp is sponsored and paid for by Washington Kiwanis clubs statewide, with additional help from corporate and private sponsors.

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