The Dumfries Police Department will hold its Annual Kids Academy, July 14th, 15th, and 16th.  The Kids Academy will be held at the Dumfries-Triangle Rescue Squad and the hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

The Kids Academy is for rising 5th graders who will attend Middle School next fall.  Children will interact with police officers from many aspects of the law enforcement field.  A few of the fun interactions the children will experience are: demonstrations from K-9, mounted horse patrols, SWAT, and Motors, and hands on crime scene presentations.

 

There is a serious side to the Kids Academy that includes instruction on handling peer pressure, school bullying, gang and drug avoidance, and making good decisions.  Additional discussions on respect, leadership and good citizenship will round out an exciting three day experience with officers from the Dumfries Police Department.

 

This event was extremely successful in years past, and there are limited spaces available.  Priority is given to children who are Town residents.  The deadline to submit an application is June 26th.  Please contact the Dumfries Police Department at 703.221.1111 to submit an application.