Local law enforcement agencies team up to create youth police camp

ROCKFORD (WREX) — Different law enforcement agencies in the stateline are teaming up to provide a police youth camp this summer.

The Wnn-Rock Youth Police Camp is a structured, week long residency program where Rockford University houses the kids in the dorm rooms on the campus.

The camp is free and open to kids from 12-16 years old and runs from July 8th-12th.

Kids in the camp will follow a model of discipline which includes paramilitary drills, physical fitness exercises and time in the classroom. In the classroom, kids will go over resisting peer pressure, dangers of drug and alcohol abuse, hygiene, team building principles, leadership and other skills.

The camp is being put on by the Rockford Police Department, Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department and the Rockford Police Benevolent and Protective Association Unit #6.

If you’re interested in the Winn-Rock Youth Police Camp, more information and applications can be found HERE.

Andrew Carrigan

Andrew Carrigan

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