April 2, 2012

“Applications Available for Annual Law Camp”

The Fort Myers Police Department is now accepting applications for the annual Respect for Law Camp, which is scheduled for May 31st through June 3rd at Bishop Verot High School located at 5598 Sunrise Drive.

The goal of the camp is to give youngsters an up-close look at law enforcement. By doing that, the police department hopes to build respect for the law and enhance the child’s self-esteem. The camp staff members are local law enforcement personnel and public safety guest speakers. Highlights for the 2012 camp included; live police scenarios, SWAT demonstrations, K9 demonstrations, police obstacle courses, hands-on equipment displays and team-building activities.

The four-day, three-night Respect for Law Camp is open to children ages 11-14. Enrollment in the camp is limited to the first 132 campers to apply. The cost is $75 and includes all instruction, food, and lodging. To register, an application must be completed with a check or money order attached (made out to “Respect for Law Camp”). Children from throughout Southwest Florida are welcome to apply.

Applications are available at the Fort Myers Police Department, and online at www.RespectForLaw.net. The deadline to register is May 21st. For additional information contact Officer Athena Mitchell at mailto:amitchell@fmpolice.com or 321-7700.

Shelly Flynn
Public Information Officer