Monday, June 20, 2016

TPD Camp Held at French Middle School

French Middle School was the site of the Topeka Police Department's annual Summer Camp, which was held last Tuesday through Friday. The kids, who are all headed into either 6th or 7th grade next year, had a blast learning about various aspects of law enforcement. Presenters from the bomb unit, the K-9 unit, the Topeka Fire Department, and both the bike and motorcycle units visited the students. The kids also got to drive golf carts while wearing DUI goggles, and got to visit the new KBI building at Washburn University, among other activities.


We stopped by French on Friday for the SWAT presentation. The students got to see a SWAT vehicle and try on gear brought by Officer Koch, a TPD officer and SWAT Team member. The kids—many of whom are interested in a career in law enforcement—had lots of questions for their guest. Officer Koch told the students about the physical and educational requirements for becoming a SWAT Team member.

The camp was led by several of the district’s School Resource Officers, who shared their knowledge and built relationships with the students. We look forward to seeing them again next week, when the camp’s second session will take place at Highland Park High School.




Thank you to our SRO’s, Officer Koch, the Topeka Police Department, and all of the presenters for coming together to provide this wonderful opportunity for our community’s kids!