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Police Launch Junior Officer Summer Camp

Does your little one want to be a junior police officer this summer?

Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) is launching a Junior Officer Summer Camp for children ages eight to 12 as a way of getting to know the officers in our community.

The Junior Officer Summer Camp builds bridges between police and youth as well as their families, teaching safety, respect and encouragement. Youth learn valuable skills, such as internet/phone safety, bicycle safety, self-defense, team building, games, fun and more.

The week-long summer camp will be held at four different Murfreesboro City Schools June 6 – 10 at Scales Elementary, June 20 – 24 at Erma Siegal Elementary, July 11 – 15 at Hobgood Elementary and July 18 – 22 at Black Fox Elementary from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

“The Junior Officer Summer Camp replaces the department’s radKids Camp,” said MPD School Safety Division Sergeant Hayley Shannon. “We wanted to teach students more than just self-defense. Our goal is to expose youngsters to what’s it’s like to be an officer while having fun at the same time.”

Other planned activities include:

  • Police Department Tour
  • Safety Day at School
  • Emergency Service Day
  • Field Day

The camp is offered by the MPD School Safety Division in partnership with Murfreesboro City Schools and Murfreesboro Parks & Recreation Department. Space is limited and open to 30 applicants for each camp. The cost of the camp is $50 per camper.

You can register your kids and learn more about the camp by visiting the Murfreesboro Police Department Junior Summer Camp webpage.


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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.