MONTEVALLO, Ala. (WIAT)– Some Shelby County students heading into 6th grade are getting the opportunity to learn about what law enforcement does. Montevallo police, Calera police, and the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office all came together to put together a week-long summer camp called “Camp Journey.”
Montevallo Police Officer and School Resource Officer Todd Pace says students will get to learn leadership skills and team building exercises, as well as go through a civilian law enforcement mini-academy.
He says this is a fun experience for the kids that helps build relationships between youth and law enforcement
Pace said, “This is a fun camp for kids to come out playing with cops, just come out and have fun with the police and know that we are human and we can have a good time.”
Officer Pace says several members of the community have also come out this week to talk with the students including Shelby County Superintendent, Dr. Lewis Brooks.
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