Hey, kids!
The Lake Ozark Police Department is hosting its sixth annual Police Academy June 8-9 at Quality Inn in Lake Ozark.

Hey, kids!

The Lake Ozark Police Department is hosting its sixth annual Police Academy June 8-9 at Quality Inn in Lake Ozark.

The two-day camp will run from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. both days for youth ages 10-15.

The camp will consist of many aspects of policing such as fingerprinting, crime scene processing, traffic stops, building searches, arrests, DWIs and firearms qualification and safety (conducted with airguns). The Miller County SWAT Team and K-9 unit will also make presentations.

Attendees will learn ways to deal with bullying, peer pressure and how to say no when confronted with drugs and alcohol.

"We have a few new surprises again this year, including a visit from former Missouri Tigers Coach Gary Pinkel and his wife, LO Profile owner Missy Pinkel.

According to Police Chief Gary Launderville, the program helps build positive relationships between police officers and the youth of the community. It allows attendees to experience what a police officer does.

Participation is limited. Cost is $25 for the two days. All participants will receive a T-shirt. Drinks and lunch will be provided. Registration forms and a waiver can be found on the LOPD website www.lakeozarkpolice.com/home.

The LOPD will be assisted by the Missouri State Highway Patrol and Miller County Sheriff's Department. The class is sponsored by Quality Inn and Rick's C-Store in Lake Ozark.

For more information, contact LOPD Det. Shane Pierce at 573-365-5371, or by email at pierce@lakeozarkpolice.com.