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Program targets students interested in law enforcement

Students get to spend one week at KHP Training Academy

High school students interested in law enforcement will have the opportunity this summer to see what law enforcement training and careers are like through the Cadet Law Enforcement Academy.

The goal of Cadet Law is to give young men and women an opportunity to learn more about what law enforcement jobs entail — the duties, training, and discipline that go along with a career in the field. It teaches high school students about leadership and teamwork.

Cadet Law this year will be held from June 7-June 12, 2015. Students will be coached by KHP troopers.

College students who have attended the KHP Collegiate Law program will help mentor the high school students throughout the week.

Cadets experience a variety of classroom instruction and real-world activities. Cadets go to the firing range to practice using firearms. They also practice pursuit driving at the driving range, ride with the Patrol’s pilots in agency airplanes, and see presentations from the Patrol’s canine handlers. Car stop scenarios will be practiced. Physical training and attention to detail also are emphasized throughout training.

In order for a student to be eligible to attend Cadet Law, students must be in the summer between their junior and senior years of high school and must have a “C+” academic average.

Students must be medically fit to participate in all activities.

Students also need to fill out an application to attend that includes a brief essay on why they would like to participate in the program.

Applications are due by March 31. Students should contact the American Legion at (785) 232-9315 for an application and further information.

There is no cost to the cadet, but there is a $300 sponsorship fee by the local American Legion Post or American Legion Auxiliary Post. Lodging, food, and uniform are provided for the week.

Last modified Feb. 12, 2015

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