Camden youth get recuit training to breakdown barriers with police

Camden youth get recuit training to breakdown barriers with police

By Melanie-Burney/Philadelphia-Inquirer/March-2-2018

 

High school senior Vaughn Williams has plenty of law enforcement officers in his family, but the Camden teen had never thought about following in their footsteps — until now.

After spending several hours Friday with the Camden County Police Department and getting a behind-the-scenes look at how officers are trained to patrol Camden’s streets — once deemed the most dangerous in America — Williams, 18, said he might consider a career in law enforcement after all.

He was among about a dozen Woodrow Wilson High School students who took a field trip to the Camden County Police Academy in Blackwood. They participated in modified exercises designed for recruits to show the students real-life scenarios that officers face daily.

 

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