Video: Twenty Two Graduate Tupelo PD’s Junior Police Academy
TUPELO, MISS. (WCBI) – Twenty two teenagers graduated from the Tupelo Police Department’s Junior Police Academy.
The Junior Cadets spent two weeks , living at the North Mississippi Law Enforcement Training Center, as part of the academy.
They learned about many aspects of police work, such as firearm safety, first aid, cpr, boating and water safety and crime scene investigation.
Instructors say they are encouraged at the quality and discipline of the Junior Cadets, many of whom are interested in careers as law enforcement officers.
“The thing about it is, these kids take two weeks out of their summer vacation from school to come spend it with us, and it gets our hopes up a lot to know they are dedicating that two weeks to come stay with us and it’s something they would rather be doing than sitting home on the couch,” said Capt. Terry Sanford, with the TPD.
Guest speaker was District Attorney John Weddle, who talked about the importance of law enforcement officers in the criminal justice system.