Video: A Sheriff’s Department Holds A Youth Mentoring Program

MONROE COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI) The Monroe County Sheriff’s Departments is letting kids get an inside look of life behind bars.

This is the 4th year for the Monroe County Youth Mentoring Program.

The week-long program is funded by a grant, and is free for the participants.

The children are hearing from speakers about different topics like gun control, drugs, and crime.

The event gives the youth an inside look at law enforcement, and shows how important it is to follow the law.

“What happens on the inside of the cell, and how disruptive their lives can become once they get arrested. They’ve already been taught what to say, and what not to say to an officer when they’re stopped or picked up,” says Monroe County Sheriff’s Department Public Relations Officer, Susan Honeycutt.

Monroe County Sheriff Cecil Cantrell started the program when he was first elected as Sheriff in 2012.

The program lasts from 9 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. and will end on Thursday, July 21st.

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