Junior Cadet Police Academy for Kids

Corvallis Police OfficerCORVALLIS, Ore. — Kids who want to know what it is like to be a police officer have an opportunity to take a week-long course this summer from police officers themselves.

The Corvallis Police Department is holding a Junior Cadet Police Academy later this month for kids only between the ages of 9-11.

They will learn about finger printing, crime scene processing, and other tasks that police officers see on a daily basis.

“The detectives will go through with them a mini crime scene,” said School Resource Officer Karin Stauder, who is leading the academy. “They’ll work with them – how do they process a crime scene, photographing, and explain all what we do.”

Stauder says kids will get a snapshot of what it means to be a motor officer, canine officer, bike patrol officer, regular patrol officer, and a detective.

“They can see A: what it’s like to be a police officer, but then it’s also to really provide some time to get to know each other in a non-enforcement kind of situation,” Stauder said. “And that’s very valuable.”

The class starts Aug. 25 and will be at the Boys and Girls Club of Corvallis. Only 25 kids can sign up, so those who are interested will need to sign up soon. The class is $50, and all proceeds are going to the BGCC to fund other programs. Kids do not need to be a BGCC member to take the class. To register, sign up either online by clicking here, or in person at the BGCC.

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