The Bonneville County Sheriff's Office (BCSO) has decided to offer a teen career camp for high school students in Bonneville County. This class entails a free, four-day experience that provides students a chance to explore the Law Enforcement profession. The activities planned for the groups are to team build, learn about the equipment, and help introduce teenagers to a variety of job opportunities.
Education about law enforcement activities can come with a unique experience. Deputy Dan Sperry explained some activities that the teams will participate in, including how to use equipment, build confidence, ride in the patrol cars, as well as ride with them when the officers drive around. Other random activities include playing bumper cars and spinning each other out, and going to the courthouse to help solve a detailed case. The educational experience will provide a new perspective to all the law enforcement positions. Bringing more to the table for job ideas in the future and it is something to do in the summer.
Deputy Sperry vocalizes why BCSO decided to do this, “We want to reach teenagers during the summer just cause schools done. It's not a ‘bye, have a good summer, see you next fall,’ continue to build those relationships over the summer.” BCSO has an exploration program during the school year, in which students can ride with the deputies, wear slightly different uniforms, and help out the officers in their daily job. All of the activities for these students encourage them to step outside of their comfort zone and help them explore new opportunities.
The days of the camp one includes June 12 through to the 15 or camp two includes June 19 to the 22. The age range is freshmen to seniors, this includes the graduates this year. Application deadline is 15th of May.