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Sevierville Police Camp Teaches Firearm Safety, Police Procedures

Sevierville Police Camp Teaches Firearm Safety, Police Procedures

Kids can learn basic police skills at a 5-day police camp in Sevierville this summer.

The Sevierville Police Department has scheduled a Police Camp for kids from Monday, June 20, 2016 through Friday, June 24, 2016. 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 at Police Camp 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.

Registration packets for the program are currently available at the Sevierville Police Department, 300 Gary R. Wade Blvd. in Sevierville. The camp fee is $75 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 non-refundable deposit check made payable to the Sevierville Police Department. Enrollment is limited to the first 24 applicants. Confirmation of registration will be made following consultation with the applicant’s school principal. If an applicant is not accepted, the full deposit will be returned and a documented explanation of the decision will be provided.

The application deadline is June 15, 2016. For additional information, please contact Officer Laura Reagan at [email protected] or 865-868-1832.

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