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Sarpy County Sheriff’s Department to host annual Summer Camp

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Summer is only six days away and aside from sports, vacations and jobs there are still lots of opportunities to have fun. The Sarpy County Sheriff’s Department is hosting its free Sarpy County Summer Youth Camp on June 13 and 14. Enrollment is currently open for incoming freshmen to graduating seniors who attended Sarpy County High Schools. 

Participants will perform law enforcement-related activities like taser training, traffic stops and more. The camp can take about 35 participants and registration is first come first serve.

“The first day we’re going to do circuits,” officer Wes McVey said, “We’re going to have lunch with Henry [a therapy dog]. We’re going to have the Omaha PoliceMmounted Patrol come. We’re gonna have Able One come, that helicopter from Omaha.”

Following that, the second day will entail a tour around the sheriff’s department and working with gadgets such as tasers and pepper balls. There will also be games like tug-of-war and other field events. Lunch will be provided for free both days and those who attend will get a free T-shirt. 

“I want them [the participants] to experience something new,” McVey said, “I want them to have a positive view of law enforcement.”

 Those who are interested in going into law enforcement are encouraged to attend camp so they can see what different procedures are like, but it’s not limited to just those who see law enforcement as a career option.

“Anybody who is curious about our jobs and what we do, which is about everybody, and anybody who wants to have fun,” McVey said. 

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