Twenty-six young cadets begin a week-long Junior Police Academy Monday at the Rockingham Police Department.
From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day they will be learning about the functions of the police department and participate in special activities.
Among major events are:
n On Monday, cadets will interact with a K-9 unit and learn about how it operates.
n On Tuesday, cadets will process a simulated crime scene.
n On Wednesday, cadets will spend the afternoon with the department’s SWAT unit.
n On Thursday, cadets will engage in house and vehicle searches for evidence gathering.
n On Friday, cadets will be involved in a simulated undercover surveillance and raid.
The academy is a free event for students conducted by the police department. Lunch is provided each day.
Those completing the academy are presented certificates at a public observance.