LOUISA COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) - The Louisa County Sheriff's Office is recruiting students to take part in a week-long summer camp that will take place later in June.

The Law Enforcement Adventure Program (LEAP) is entering its second year.

The sheriff's office says the summer camp is an important experience because it helps children become comfortable around police.

“One of the things we're trying to avoid is the common mistake that a lot of parents say to their children when they say if you don't behave I'm going to get that police officer to come arrest you,” Major Donald Lowe, the chief deputy at Louisa County Sheriff’s Office, said. “You know, we're trying to avoid that and make sure that these children will run to us in times of need.”

Applications are due June 10, and the program kicks off June 17.

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