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Thirty Minnesota teens participated in an annual summer camp to introduce them to the ins and outs of a career in law enforcement.

Minnesota State Patrol High School Summer Camp taught the young adults ages 16 to 19 about accident reconstruction, defensive driving techniques, how to shoot a gun, and many other aspects that a law enforcement officer would encounter on a daily basis.

Tyler Hemp, a camp participant, said, “There are definitely points where they hit you with the truth, the parts you don’t usually hear about.  Things can go wrong.  There may be that time you don’t come home to your family.  There are dangers that come along with it and you have to face that.”

The camp was first held in 1990, and after a hiatus from 1999 to 2005, it has been held each year since.  The camp received 70 applicants this year.

Read more at TwinCities.com.

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