Junior Police Academy to be held at church

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Do your kids spend hours upon hours watching “Law and Order” or “CSI”? If so, the Littleton Police Department has just the thing to get them off the couch and out of the house.

Middle-schoolers who live in Littleton are invited to the free Junior Police Academy, to be held July 15-18 at Mission Hills Church, 620 Southpark Drive in Littleton. Choose a morning or an afternoon session, when kids will learn about crime-scene investigation, arrest techniques, firearms safety, SWAT tactics, building searches, K-9s, DUI simulations and more.

“The goal of the event is to give middle-school children a better idea of what law enforcement is about, and that it is so much more than what they see on television,” said Sgt. Steve Skundberg. “More importantly, it’s an opportunity to build community ties with the kids we see every day in the neighborhoods. The kids we are focusing on, sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders, are at a time in their life some of them may be starting to seriously think about what career path they might want to take, and this class can show them that law enforcement is a viable choice.”

Kids will demonstrate their newfound skills on graduation day, June 19, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Register at www.littletongov.org/police by June 8 to ensure a spot in either the morning session, 9 to 11 a.m., or the afternoon session, 1 to 3 p.m. For more information, contact Skundberg at sskundberg@littletongov.org or 303-734-8236.

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