Memphis Police Department show kids the ropes of law enforcement during free summer camp

Memphis Police Department show kids the ropes of law enforcement during free summer camp

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - More than 70 kids will get the opportunity to attend free summer camp with Memphis Police Department.

For the next five weeks, the campers will be able to experience what it is truly like to be in law enforcement and how law enforcement serve and protect the community.

The summer camp is free and is hosted by MPD's Raines Station and the Police Activities League.

The police officers will be the instructors at the camp and hope to show the kids what it is like to have a good relationship with the cops.

"We have a curriculum, STEM curriculum, we have different speakers coming from the department to teach about gang control, gun violence, drug resistance," said MPD Sergeant Craig Little.

"Safety will be our first and top priority," said LaTica Bennett from Dominion Church. "They will also know that interacting with police is OK."

The camp runs for five weeks at Dominion Church. Each child gets breakfast, lunch and a snack.

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