LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI)—Lafayette Police kicked off its junior academy on Monday. It's a three day program that aims to educate young people about the responsibilities of police.
Kids learn about criminal investigation and defense tactics. The class is available to kids ages 12 to 14 in Tippecanoe County. Elsie Sherer said this experience is inspiring to her.
"My dad, he's over there, he's teaching me how to be a police officer and all the other police officers," said Elsie. "It just makes me proud cause I am happy I have all of the police officers around me"
Junior Police Academy happens once a year.