The Caddo Sheriff’s Office will host a Crime Scene Investigations Camp for 11 and 12 year olds during the spring and summer breaks.
The class will be held at Sheriff's Safety Town at 8910 Jewella Avenue.
Participants will learn how to detect clues and apply CSI techniques at a mock crime scene. Campers will collect evidence, take crime scene photographs, make shoe impressions, and learn to lift and analyze fingerprints. At the end of the camp, they will be asked to analyze the clues and solve a crime!
The class is free to Caddo Parish residents, but seating is limited to the first 25 participants, and pre-registration by telephone is required. Campers must provide their own lunch.
To register, contact Community Programs at 681-0875.
CADDO SHERIFF'S CAMP
Caddo Sheriff's Camp, an overnight camp for boys ages 10-13, will be held at Garland Scout Ranch June 8-11 in conjunction with the Boy Scouts of America, Norwela Council. The camp recognizes boys from Caddo Parish for good behavior and academic achievement and introduces them to the scouting program.
The purpose of the camp is to develop leadership skills and encourage involvement in scouting by introducing campers to outdoor activities like swimming, archery, and marksmanship.
Transportation to and from camp is provided, and funding is made possible through citizen donations. Applications can be obtained from the Boy Scout office by calling 868-2774.
SHERIFF'S SAFETY TOWN
Sheriff's Safety Town will offer one-day summer mini-camps for children interested in learning more about safety. Deputies will teach the basics of personal safety, bicycle and motor vehicle safety, fire safety, internet safety, animal safety, gun safety and stranger danger. Older children will also learn about crime scene investigations.
Shortened sessions from either 9-11 a.m. or 12-2 p.m. will be held on Mondays for students entering first and second grade. Incoming third and fourth graders will attend on Tuesdays; fifth and sixth graders on Wednesdays; and seventh and eighth graders on Thursdays. Times for older students are from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Children must bring their own lunch and dress for outside weather, including wearing closed-toe shoes.
There is no charge for the camp but pre-registration is required. To register, call Community Programs at 681-0875.
YOUTH FIREARMS CAMP
The Caddo Sheriff's Youth Firearms Education Camp will be held June 16-20 at the Sheriff's Regional Training Academy. Boys and girls ages 10-14 may select any day during the week to join Caddo deputies on the firing range for supervised firearms safety education and .22 rifle target shooting. In addition, campers will learn rural and urban survival skills, water safety, and hands-on defensive techniques to protect against stranger abduction.
Camp registration begins at 8:00 a.m. each day and takes place at the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office Regional Training Academy located on Hwy. 1 South past Flournoy Lucas Road. Transportation is provided by the Sheriff’s Office or you can be responsible for your child’s transportation. Each participant must arrive dressed in appropriate attire. No shorts, sandals, or open-toe shoes are allowed due to the nature of the activities. Only children who are properly dressed will be allowed to participate.
While at camp, your child will spend half their day on the range with the Range Master and instructors and half participating in various presentations on important safety issues. Lunch is not provided by the Sheriff’s Office. It is your responsibility to provide a non-perishable lunch for your child or enough money for lunch to be purchased for them. At the end of the day, certificates will be awarded to all participants.
The Y.F.S.E.C. staff consists of trained law enforcement officers of the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office who work in various departments throughout the organization. Each staff member’s job is to provide valuable instruction and monitor the safety of your child in the classroom and on the range.
Age requirement is 10-14.
Please fill out the form and mail to the address below:
CPSO Regional Training Academy
15639 Hwy 1 South
Shreveport, LA 71115
You will be contacted by phone for final confirmation.
Sheriff Steve Prator and the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office thank you for allowing your child to participate in this exciting and educational safety event.
DISTRACTED AND IMPAIRED DRIVING PROGRAM
This program is designed to bring awareness to young drivers of the dangers associated with operating a motor vehicle and what they can do to be safe behind the wheel. Participants must have a valid driver's license or valid learner's permit.
The course includes several hands-on activities that focus on distraction and impairment. The primary component involves participants operating a street-legal, electric car through an obstacle course under four separate conditions: with no impairments or distractions; while texting the "Pledge of Allegiance;" while wearing goggles that simulate being intoxicated; and while wearing goggles that simulate being under the influence of narcotics. It's fun and informative.