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Kids get hands-on experience at 'Respect for Law' Camp

Posted at 12:11 PM, May 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-21 12:11:09-04

FORT MYERS, Fla.-- Parents can enroll their kids in the Fort Myers Police Department's "Respect for Law" camp.

The four day camp gives kids the opportunity to meet local law enforcement and learn about their day-to-day jobs.

Some of the activities include S.W.A.T. Team and K-9 Unit demonstrations, emergency vehicle displays, law enforcement training and more.

The camp has been going on for 30 years and Officer Athena Mitchell has been helping for the past 12 years.

She said there have been many fun moments over the years, but there is one part of the camp that is always her favorite.

"The drill off and the pride that they have," said Officer Mitchell. "They work so hard and to see them come off and know they did it, and they made themselves proud and their parents proud."

The camp will be held at Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle School from June 6th to June 9th.

Click here for more information on camp enrollment.