Bedford, VA - Some local kids got to learn all about law enforcement this week. The eighth year of cop camp in Bedford wrapped up on Friday.
It's part of a program called Gang Resistance Education And Training. More than 100 kids ages 9-14 participated.
They learned about things like crime scene investigation, bombs and accidents. The Bedford Fire Department, and agencies from Amherst County and Lynchburg also joined in.
"We're part of the community, and that's what we want them to see us as so maybe when they see us in uniform they'll say hey I remember that guy, we hung out, played battle ball, we did this or that. I want them to feel more comfortable talking to us," said camp director Joseph Dooley.
It didn't cost anything for the campers to attend. Public and private donations keep cop camp running every year.