Sheriff's Office Summer Camp set for July

Posted 6/14/18

Did you ever wonder: What it was like to take fingerprints? Work with a police K-9? See the insides of fire trucks and ambulances? Be a detective on a crime scene?

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Sheriff's Office Summer Camp set for July


Did you ever wonder what it's like to take fingerprints? Work with a police K-9 dog? Be inside a fire truck or an ambulance? Be a detective on a crime scene?

The Bradley County Sheriff’s Office will offer those opportunities for youngsters at its SOS [Sheriff’s Office Summer] Camp in July.

The deadline to apply for the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office's SOS Camp is July 5.

The camp is a weeklong program consisting of a mix of indoor and outdoor activities with a strong emphasis on ethics and decision making. The program is designed for grades three through eighth.

There will be two programs available. The week of July 16-20 will be for grades six, seven and eight. The week of July 23-27 will be for grades three, four and five.

Camp hours will be Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to noon. Doors to the camp, held at the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office, will open each day at 8:45 a.m.

During the weeklong high-energy classes, participating children will be involved with various exhibits and demonstrations which include:

• Tour of BCSO’s facility • K-9 Demonstration • How to Report a Crime • Crime-Scene Gathering • Operations within the Judicial Complex • Fingerprinting • Basic First-Aid Training • Overview of the Operations of the Ambulance & Fire Truck apparatuses.

Upon completion, Sheriff Eric Watson will present participants with a certificate during a ceremony held with their families. Graduations will be each Friday at 10 am. Parents and Caregivers are invited to attend.

Campers should arrive no later than 8:45 for sign-in and registration. Camp activities will begin sharply at 9 and end at noon. Snacks and lunch will be served. Children must be picked up by 12:20 pm.

Applications can be obtained on Bradley County Sheriff Office’s website,, or by coming to the administrative offices, located at 2290 Blythe Ave.


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