Marshall, TX, to give teenagers an inside look at policing

Marshall, TX, to give teenagers an inside look at policing

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - Teenagers in the Marshall, Texas, area can get a close-up look at the daily life of a police officer and experience some of the training.

The Marshall Police Department's Teen Citizen Police Academy is open to teenagers ages 14 to 17 who live within driving distance of the police station. They do not have to be a resident of Marshall to participate.

The five-day program, with the theme "Putting Our Community First," aims to open the lines of communication between police and the community's teenagers.

Some of the activities will include:

  • a tour of the Police Department
  • Patrol operations
  • Traffic enforcement
  • K-9 demonstrations
  • Effects and consequences of drug and alcohol abuse
  • Use of force simulator
  • Graduation

The classes will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 5, June 6, June 8, June 13 and June 15.

Participants must attend all five classes to graduate from the academy.

Enrollment is limited to 25.

Those interested in participating in the academy must complete and return an application.

All applications must be signed by a parent or guardian.

Completed forms can be submitted by email to colvin.kelly@marshalltexas.net or dropped off at the police station, 2101 E. End Blvd. North in Marshall, Texas.

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