MSP Summer Camp Gives Teens a Taste of Law Enforcement Careers

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The Maryland State Police hopes to attract a whole new generation to a career in law enforcement with a camp this summer aimed at teens. At the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Boards in Sykesville, the latest class of Maryland State Police Academy cadets receive hands-on combat training. There’s a camp in July for teens who’ve always wanted to know what it’s like to be a state trooper. “They’re learning defensive tactics, they’re learning to drive, they’re learning more about firearms,” ​​Maryland State Police Sgt. said Quintina Walker. “They really get involved and are overwhelmed by the process.” “They get a little sense of what it’s like without going through the real stress of what it’s like to be at the academy. So they can experience all the fun parts,” Maryland captain said. state police, Diane Hansen. Some of the fun parts include what it’s like to be a K-9 officer. The three-day Leadership and Career Development Seminar is aimed at high school juniors, seniors, and college freshmen. It’s free and they will stay on campus. “They’ll stay in the dorms, experience the paramilitary environment, eat in the same room the candidates eat. So they’ll be really immersed in that experience,” Hansen said. . They’ll also be able to learn about the wide variety of civilian jobs, like in the crime scene lab.” All the different things you see on TV that people do when they’re trying to figure out who did the crime, (like) how they committed the crime, how they gather evidence and how you learn how to do it. It’s very interesting,” Hansen said. because I’m proud of what we do here, exposing them to that is only rewarding for me, but it’s great to see them loving what we do,” Walker said. on June 27 for 30 candidate positions. Press here for more information.

The Maryland State Police hopes to attract a whole new generation to a career in law enforcement with a camp this summer aimed at teens.

At the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Boards in Sykesville, the latest class of Maryland State Police Academy cadets receive hands-on combat training. There’s a camp in July for teens who’ve always wanted to know what it’s like to be a state trooper.

“They’re learning defensive tactics, they’re learning to drive, they’re learning more about firearms,” ​​Maryland State Police Sgt. said Quintina Walker. “They are really involved and inundated in the process.”

“They get a little idea of ​​what it’s like without going through the real stress of what it’s like to be at the academy. So they can experience all the fun parts,” said Diane Hansen, captain of Maryland State Police.

Some of the fun parts include what it’s like to be a K-9 officer.

The three-day Leadership and Career Development Seminar is aimed at high school juniors, seniors, and college freshmen. It’s free and they will stay on campus.

“They’ll stay in the dorms, experience the paramilitary environment, eat in the same room the candidates eat. So they’ll be really immersed in that experience,” Hansen said.

They will also learn the wide variety of civilian jobs, such as in the crime scene lab.

“All the different things you see on TV that people do when they’re trying to figure out who committed the crime, (like) how they committed the crime, how they gather evidence and how you learn how to do it. It’s very interesting,” Hansen said.

“It’s fun to see people discovering what we do because I’m proud of what we do here. So exposing them to that is only rewarding for me, but it’s great to see them loving it. we do,” Walker said.

The deadline to apply is June 27 for 30 candidate positions. Press here for more information.

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