KEMPER COUNTY, Miss. (WTOK) - The Kemper County Sheriff's Department and Sheriff James Moore just completed Behind the Badge Youth Camp.
Students spent two days learning what actually goes on behind the badge of an officer, exposing young people to some things law enforcement officers encounter on a day to day basis.
Moore says another goal is helping students not be afraid of law enforcement officers but feel comfortable talking to them.
The children also learned about ATV safety, gun safety, boating safety, always saying no to drugs, health and wellness, bullying, team building, the harmful use of tobacco, K-9 responsibilities and protection, motor cycle safety and the importance of wearing seat belts.