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Law Enforcement Career Focus of Junior Law Academy


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NEWS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NEBRASKA STATE PATROL
www.statepatrol.nebraska.gov
Contact: Deb Collins 402-479-4985
June 9, 2016


 

Law Enforcement Career focus of Junior Law Academy



(Grand Island, Neb.)- Dozens of young men and women from across Nebraska will experience what a career in law enforcement is like as they participate in the American Legion Junior Law Cadet program. The cadets will spend a week in June at the Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center/Nebraska State Patrol Training Academy (NLETC/NSPTA), 3600 Academy Road in Grand Island.

In its 49th year, the week-long academy follows a strict itinerary providing the cadets firsthand knowledge of what is required to become a law enforcement officer in Nebraska. The participants begin each day at 6:15 a.m., with physical fitness training, followed by a flag raising ceremony.

The 40 young women cadets will attend the Jr. Law Academy, the week of June 13-17, while 40 male cadets will participate the following week, June 20-24. During their stay, the cadets will receive hands-on experience to include defensive tactics, firearms, fingerprinting, vehicle operations and patrolling.

American Legion Posts from across the state nominated the cadets, who were then selected based on worthy character, interest in law enforcement, evidence of self-discipline and the ability to share the knowledge gained with others. The American Legion and the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) originated the Junior Law Cadet program in Nebraska. The program has since been used as a model in many other states.

The young women participating are from communities across the state to include: Ashland, Beatrice, Blue Hill, Broken Bow, Burwell, Chadron, Clearwater, Cody, Dakota City, Elyria, Eustis, Ewing, Fort Calhoun, Gering, Grand Island, Greeley, Gurley, Hastings, Hay Springs, Hebron, Hickman, Kearney, Merriman, Nehawka, North Platte, Omaha, O’Neill, Palmer, Plattsmouth, Schuyler, Sutherland, Wakefield, Waverly, and Winside.

The young men participating are from communities across Nebraska to include: Alma, Arapahoe, Ashby, Atkinson, Burwell, David City, Dawson, Deshler, Gordon, Grand Island, Hastings, Hay Springs, Holdrege, La Vista, Lincoln, Merna, Monroe, Nebraska City, Nenzel, Odell, Omaha, Paxton, St. Paul Sargent, Scotia, Seward, Springview, South Sioux City, Stapleton, Stromsburg, Tekamah, Tilden, Weston, Winside and York.

A graduation ceremony will be held at 2:00 p.m., on the final Friday of each week at the NLETC/NSPTA. ###

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