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