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North Warwickshire School Pupils Turn Detective During Visit To Police Station

Students from two North Warwickshire schools have swapped problem-solving for murder-solving as part of a special learning day at Rugby Police Station. Continue reading North Warwickshire School Pupils Turn Detective During Visit To Police Station

Teens Get Training In Student Citizen Police Academy In Binghamton, New York

Summer vacation may have already started, but nearly 20 students returned to a classroom in the basement of Binghamton City Hall on Tuesday to learn about becoming a police officer.

The class was part of the first Student Citizen Police Academy launched by Mayor Richard David in June. The free program ran from June 2 to July 2 on Tuesday and Thursday nights. David said the free SCPA classes would likely be offered again in the fall.

Students had to be 16 or older to enroll in the program. Those 18 and older could ride along in a police car with an officer, and all students learned about almost every unit within the Binghamton Police Department, including SWAT, CSI, K-9, Patrol Division, Computer Forensics, DWI, Special Investigations Unit and the Community Response Team.

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Utah Teens Eyeing Law Enforcement Attend Local Police Academy

The classrooms of Eastmont have temporarily been transformed into barracks that house multiple sleeping bags and the neatly placed belongings of students participating in the academy — a weeklong military-type boot camp for youths ages 14 to 20 who are considering careers in law enforcement or military services.

“When we first started out, everyone was stressed out,” said Kenzee McPherron, 16, of Sandy. “The first few days were the hardest for us. It’s been really good so far, but it has been tough.”

Most of this year’s participants, who are called “explorers,” are from Salt Lake City and Sandy, which originally caused a social rift at the beginning of the week, according to Salt Lake police detective Cody Lougy, who helped run the event. However, as the students struggled through physical training and other activities, the rivalry faded and they grew closer as squads.

“That’s what we are trying to do — build teamwork,” Lougy said. “We break them down so we can build them back up.”

While the academy is very rigorous and often serious, explorers also find ways to enjoy the week’s events by being proud of their many accomplishments — such as the bruises on their arms, which they merited by being chased and taken down by a police dog while they were wearing a bite suit.

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