About 60 students from Topeka Public Schools and surrounding areas participated in the School Resource Officer Camp at French Middle School last week.
During the week-long program, students toured the police station, learned about police work, and participated in demonstrations utilizing crime scene forensic techniques such as fingerprinting, shoe printing and DNA analysis. The kids got to drive golf carts while wearing fatal vision goggles that simulate impaired driving, and a K-9 unit visited so the students could witness a simulated a locker search.
Other specialty units, like an armored truck and a motorcycle unit were also on hand. Sgt. Jennifer Cross of the Topeka Police Department said, “It’s really neat for the kids to see how precise they are with motorcycles, and what they’re capable of.”
Thanks to the Topeka Police Department for making this event possible--- the kids clearly had a great time and learned a lot!