7/4/2013 8:08 PM
by Rebecca Turco
FAYETTEVILLE - Children interested in law enforcement can sign up for the Fayetteville Police Department's Youth Police Academy this summer.
The academy will take place at the new Fayette County 911 Dispatch Center. Children will learn about the daily workings of police, such as traffic enforcement, Firearms safety and defensive tactics.
Applications can be picked up at the Fayetteville Police Department and Town Hall. The academy camp runs from July 22 through 26 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is open to children ages 10 to 15.
Chief of Police Matt Jeffries said he hopes the camp will change many children's negative stereotype of police and maybe even encourage a career for them in law enforcement.
The Fayetteville Police Department is also encouraging kids to do good deeds this summer. Officers will hand out free ice cream vouchers to children performing random acts of kindness.