Beckley Police host Junior Police and Leadership Academy

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BECKLEY, W.Va. (WVVA) A camp in Beckley gives area kids an inside look into the life of a police officer.

It’s part of the Beckley Police Department’s Junior Police and Leadership Academy happening at Woodrow Wilson High School from June 10-14.

In addition to learning about the fitness requirements of becoming an officer, the kids will also have the opportunity to learn more about detective work and crime solving techniques.

This is the second year Alex Moss has attended the camp. “It’s cool. You get to ride in cop cars and talk to officers. You also get to exercise and don’t have to go to a gym.”

The campers will learn first hand about the dangers of driving impaired on Tuesday by taking part in a DUI simulator.

Later in the week, the kids are scheduled to learn about K-9s and the critical role the animals play in solving crimes.

Annie Moore

Annie Moore

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