Each summer, the Sevierville Police Department schedules a Police Camp for Kids. The purpose of Police Camp is to provide the opportunity for young men and women, 12-14 years of age, to learn basic police skills in a SAFE, organized and structured environment. Activities and classes will be conducted primarily at the Sevierville Police Department, with field trips planned for the Sevier County Sheriff's Department and Public Safety operations at Douglas Dam.
The camp director and staff are comprised of professional police officers that are trained and experienced law enforcement instructors and experts in their individual fields of expertise. Planned activities include self-defense, safety with firearms, police radio procedures, fingerprinting and many other duties performed by police officers. Campers will also take part in practical exercises simulating situations such as searching buildings, stopping vehicles, radar operation, PR24 training, and a TASER demonstration.
Registration packets for the program will be available at the Sevierville Police Department (300 Gary R. Wade Blvd.) approximately 30 days before the start of camp. The registration fee is $75.00. Enrollment is limited to the first 20 applicants on a first come, first served basis.