Here is an opportunity for kids who are fascinated with becoming a police officer to join the Mobile Police Department for an adventurous learning experience at Jr. Police Summer Camp. The five-day camp is July 9 through July 13 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Offered for the first time, kids ages 9 to 12 will get a peek into police patrol operations, crime investigations and cyber intelligence. There will also be field trips to the 911 Communications Center to understand what happens behind the scene of an emergency call. The kids will also visit Strickland Youth Center and Metro Jail. Each day a 30-minute physical training will be included in the camp activities, along with team-building challenges. Participants will also be expected to journal their experiences. Based on completed application and essay, up to 20 kids will be selected for the Jr. Police Summer Camp. The cost is $40 per person. The deadline to apply is May 19, 2018. To learn more and to apply, visit https://www.mobilepd.org/jrpolicecamp. For more information, call 251-208-1924.

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The Mobile Police Mounted Unit is excited to announce the inaugural Boots and Badges Kids Camp. Kids ages 6 to 13 are invited to spend four action-packed days with the mounted police officers to earn a t-shirt and badge. Two camp dates are available, June 4 through 7 and June 18 through 21, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. There will be something fun and new to learn each day about the barn and horses. Activities include pony rides in the arena, arts and crafts, hay rides, games, petting zoo and treasure hunts. There will also be mounted police and fire department demonstrations. The cost to enroll in the Boots and Badges Kids Camp is $125. A nonrefundable deposit of $25 is required upon registration, and the balance is due by the first day of camp. Space is limited with up to 30 available slots. To register, apply in person at the Mobile Mounted Police barn located at 1251 Virginia Street. The registration deadline is May 21, 2018. For more information, call Officer Aaron McKee at 251-599-5032 or Officer Cathryn Cormier at 251-367-4740.

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