Scouts will learn various aspects of crime prevention and how to handle emergencies. Other topics will include how to keep yourself and your family safe, how to report a crime and how to help the Police Department.
Fingerprinting & Evidence
Sheets will be handed out so that each scout can do their own fingerprints and see how fingerprints are taken. A brief history of fingerprinting will be given, as well as information on the types of fingerprints, how they are classified and how fingerprints are used. Officers will demonstrate how evidence is gathered, show how to do a casting of a footprint or tire track and how to lift fingerprints off various items.
Scouts will also learn what evidence is, where evidence can be found and what items can be considered as evidence.
In this section, scouts will learn the importance of wearing a properly fitting helmet, bike safety tips and rules of the road.
Officer Meet and Greet
Scouts will meet officers and have the opportunity to ask them any questions they want about being a police officer. They will also get the chance to climb in a police car and look at all of the tools that officers use.