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Exciting news for all the young superheroes out there! The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and the Villa Rica Police Department announced the upcoming Law Enforcement Academy for Kids!

This event occurs from July 18-20 at Central Baptist Church in Douglasville and July 25 – 27th at LifeGate Church in Mirror Lake. The KLEA promises to be a once-in-a-lifetime learning experience!

The academy is open to youngsters who are going into the 5th, 6th, and 7th grades and is open to both Douglas County and Villa Rica residents.

During the three-day camps, students will meet Douglas County Sherrif Officers (DCSO) and Villia Rica Police Department (VRPD) officers.

The officers will teach them various aspects of law enforcement, including, duties of patrol, dispatch, and crime scene investigations.

The attendees will tour the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and will also tour the jail, the indoor range, and Crime Scene/Evidence.

According to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Community Outreach Coordinator, Deputy Kimball, kids will also be “instructed on the importance of good decision making, the dangers of tobacco and vaping, as well as the dangers of social media and the importance of standing up against bullying”.

But wait, there’s more! Participants will also have time to engage in friendly group competitions. Bowling, cornhole, and other fun games are all planned activities! Lastly, there will be a cookout and a touch a truck at the end of each week.

Parents, mark your calendars and sign up your child for this incredible opportunity. They will gain valuable knowledge, build confidence, and make lifelong memories. Register your child before it is too late!

Spaces are limited, so make sure to register your child today.

If you have any questions please contact Deputy Shelly Kimball at (678) 486-1297. You can also email her at [email protected] to get an application.