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Davis chosen to attend the American Legion Junior Law Cadet Academy PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wauneta Breeze   
Thursday, 10 May 2012 17:09

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W-P junior Weylin Davis was chosen to attend the American Legion Junior Law Cadet Academy this June in Grand Island.

 

Weylin Davis, a junior at Wauneta-Palisade Schools, was selected to attend the American Legion Junior Law Cadet Academy in Grand Island this summer.

Each year, high school juniors from each of the American Legion’s 15 Districts are chosen to participate in the Junior Law Cadet Program.

Participants will stay at the Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center in Grand Island where they will explore and experience the various aspects of law enforcement and receive training from representatives of city, county, state and federal law enforcement officers.

Cadets participate in daily calisthenics, firearms training and self defense tactics, as well as learn the latest in law enforcement technology including fingerprinting, K-9 handling, and accident and criminal investigation.

Davis submitted an application to the Wauneta American Legion Post. They then selected Davis and forwarded his application to the Department Headquarters for review.

Davis was then notified that he had been selected for an interview. After the interview process, Davis was then notified that he had been selected to attend the academy.

While at the Academy, Davis will interact with law enforcement officers and other young adults while learning the different roles agencies play in the criminal justice system, both here in Nebraska and across the U.S.

Academy participants will study drug enforcement, proper methods of patrolling, K-9 handling, gangs and many issues facing law enforcement today.

The Academy provides a fun environment for participants to have fun while working as a team, carrying out responsibilities and achieving individual goals.

Some other activities that he will participate in include:

• Fingerprinting

• Accident Investigation

• Lie Detector training

• Crime Van and Investigation

• Drive a State Patrol car.

• Learn to fire a service weapon under expert guidance.

• Learning self-defense, pressure point control tactics and assault prevention measures.

The Academy will be held in Grand Island from June 18 to 22 at the Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center.