Sheriff’s Office Summer Camp
Bradley County Sheriff Steve Lawson
We wrapped up a tremendous week here at the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office.
We held our annual Sheriff’s Office Summer Camp for kids. Dozens of kids joined us for a week filled with activities and learning opportunities.
Camp started on Tuesday morning with an opportunity for me to welcome the campers to the Sheriff’s Office. I shared the importance of what we do, and encouraged them to participate throughout the week to learn more about what we do. Later in the day campers watched a demonstration with one of our K-9 Teams
Wednesday campers heard from Chief Deputy Brian Smith, about his role with our department, and the importance of leadership. Bradley County Emergency Services representatives were on hand to teach basic first aid skills and techniques. The afternoon provided an opportunity to tour a Bradley County Fire Truck, along with a rescue vehicle and an ambulance.
Thursday campers visited our courts division, seeing the inside of our courtrooms here at the Bradley County Justice Center. They met with Judge Sandra Donaghy, who described her role and the process of the courts. That afternoon everyone was fingerprinted and given cards to take home for safe keeping.
Friday was a day to reflect and remember all that was learned throughout the week. Each camper created a poster board of what they felt were the most important lessons and activities they participated in. Last but not least, they were led on an exciting scavenger hunt of the justice center to cap off the week with a little fun.
Each camper participated in a closing “graduation” from our SOS Camp with certificate in hand.
This free to the public camp has been offered each summer for several years now. I am proud to continue the tradition and offer this exciting chance to kids in our community. If your child or grand child missed the opportunity to join us this year, please make plans to be a part of the program next summer!
I truly hope the campers enjoyed the week as much as we did. We look forward to next year’s SOS Camp!
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