Marquette County Sheriff's Office to offer first of its kind Youth Officer Program

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MARQUETTE COUNTY, Mich. (WLUC) - The Marquette County Sheriff's Office is giving area students the chance to get involved in the law enforcement field.

The Youth Police Academy is a first-of-its-kind class for students in 7th through 12th grade.

The class is designed to help children who may be interested in the law enforcement field to get a first-hand look at what it means to be an officer. Classes start Tuesday, November 6 and run for two months. They meet Tuesday nights for two hours.

"When I was a teenager I went through a boy scouts explorer program in the criminal justice program and that's what sparked my interest and got me going in this field," said Marquette County Sheriff Greg Zyburt. "I'm hoping I can do that with our local community kids."

The class is free and open to 32 students from across Marquette County.

For a link to the application, click here or visit the Marquette County Sheriff's Office's Facebook page.

You can also call the Sheriff's Office with any questions at 906-225-8435.

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