CHAMBERSBURG — Local police were represented at the Pennsylvania State Police Camp Cadet Demo Day in York this week.
Chambersburg police sent its Crime Scene Unit and a police motorcycle to the annual Camp Cadet event and set up an information booth.
“It was our way of supporting the (Camp Cadet) program,” said CPD Lt. Rick Morrissette.
Camp Cadet was held at York College of Pennsylvania. Emergency services had their vehicles and resources on display for the participants of the camp.
Camp Cadet is a summer camp for boys and girls from Pennsylvania between the ages of 12 to 15. The camp is held at various locations throughout the State and staffed by
Pennsylvania State Police Troopers, local police officers and other volunteers. The goal of Camp Cadet is to introduce participants to the diverse criminal justice system and establish a positive relationship with law enforcement personnel.
The camp is open to all youth and is structured similar to training at the police academy. Participants who attend are addressed as “Cadet” during the week. Cadets are required to participate in all scheduled events.
The camp focuses on discipline, self-esteem, teamwork, drug and alcohol education, violence prevention and many other issues facing today’s youth.
Camp Cadet is a non-profit organization. Meals, lodging and programs are provided at no cost to the applicant. Camps are usually funded by various fundraisers and business and community donations. Some Camps may charge a small application fee to cover administration costs. Registration for this summer’s camps has already closed.