Indiana middle and high school students with an interest in law enforcement can learn more about it during one of several Indiana State Police summer youth camps. The co-ed “Respect for Law” offering for 5th and 6th grade students includes demonstrations by emergency response team members, bomb squads, underwater search and rescue teams and police dogs.
Law Camps give students entering the 7th and 8th grades a behind the scenes look at the criminal justice system. During the four-day camp participants take field trips and learn more about the law enforcement field.
High school students can get an in-depth look at law enforcement by attending career camps. They are similar to the Indiana State Police academy give campers a chance to do hands-on crime scene investigations. Students also get to hear from defense attorneys, judges and other experts in the criminal justice field and watch exciting police demonstrations.
Camps are held in June and July at colleges and universities around the state. Scholarships are available. Call 1-800-671-9851 or visit http://www.in.gov/isp/2329.htm for more information.