Local American Legion Offers Law Enforcement Program For Young Cadets | Local News

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American Legion departments and posts are encouraged to sponsor youth cadet law enforcement programs in cooperation with their local police department, state police, or highway patrol.

The program offers first-hand experiences and insight into the operations of law enforcement agencies. The program also offers these highly motivated young people the opportunity to consider law enforcement as a potential career choice.

Recruiting high school students, male and female, representing all communities and walks of life in the state is one of the goals of the program. Once these young people have been selected to participate in the program, the law enforcement community is challenged to present a program that will instill an understanding and respect for law enforcement professionals and their techniques. .

Cadets take courses that include building searches, active shooter, high risk arrests, alcohol/drugs, nutrition, Americanism, citizenship, Taser and more.

The program is offered to high school students, male and female, who have completed their first year of high school and are doing well academically. They must be of good character and eager to learn more about the law enforcement profession. Their high school should recommend students who meet these qualifications to local positions that sponsor the youth law enforcement cadet program.

Neither the American Legion nor any local law enforcement agency in any way implies that by participating in this program, cadets will automatically qualify for law enforcement training upon graduation from high school. It serves as a guide to career opportunities in certain aspects of criminal justice.

American Legion Post 112 is hosting a Youth Law Enforcement Cadet Week June 13-18. If interested, contact your city or county School Resource Officer (SRO) or American Legion Post 112 at (706) 226-5120.

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