The Sevierville Police Department has scheduled a Police Camp for kids from Monday, June 8, 2015 through Friday, June 12, 2015. Camp will take place daily from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The purpose of Police Camp is to provide the opportunity for young men and women, 12 -14 years of age, to learn basic police skills in a SAFE, organized and structured environment. Activities and classes will be conducted primarily at the Sevierville Police Department, with field trips planned to the Gatlinburg Sportsman’s Club.
The camp director and staff are comprised of professional police officers that are trained and experienced law enforcement instructors. All Police Camp activities will be supervised and controlled by the camp staff. Parents are welcome and encouraged to visit the camp in progress at their convenience.
Planned activities include self-defense, safety with firearms, police radio procedures, fingerprinting and many other duties performed by police officers. Campers will also take part in practical exercises simulating situations such as searching buildings and stopping vehicles.
The camp fee is $75.00 for the week. Applicants are required to complete the Police Camp registration form and return the last four pages (Registration; Medical Information; Immunization/release and Multi-Media release forms) with a $25.00 non-refundable deposit check made payable to the Sevierville Police Department. Enrollment is limited to the first 24 applicants. If an applicant is not accepted, the full deposit will be returned and a documented explanation of the decision will be provided. Registration packets for the program are currently available at the Sevierville Police Department, 300 Gary R. Wade Blvd. in Sevierville.
The application deadline is June 2, 2015. For additional information, please contact Officer Tim Russell at [email protected] or 865-868-1860.