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Vestal police camp inspires young people

VESTAL (WBNG) — School is still in session for local teenagers who are interested in law enforcement.

Vestal High School is hosting a youth police training camp. Tuesday was its second day and will continue every afternoon until next Friday.

High Schooler’s learned many aspects of law enforcement, from SWAT demonstrations to K-9 units.

They broke off into groups to investigate made up crime scenes.

Connor Rice, a police camp student, spoke about the event.

"It’s a great leadership program at the high school that can help you really stand out and become a leader in the high school. And it’s just a great opportunity to get yourself out there and be active in the summer," said Rice.

Vestal High School’s resource officer ran the camp.

He said he hopes that it inspires teenagers to get involved in law enforcement and to give a positive image of the police to the youth.

This is the police camp’s seventh year.


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