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Respect for Law camp aims to help kids relate to cops

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Over 100 5th and 6th graders are spent the weekend at USI as part of the Respect For Law camp.

Indiana State Police host the camp each year and have since the early 70's. Demonstrations are put on by Vectren, a SWAT team, and the fire department.

The camp's director says it's fun and educational, but more importantly. It helps students better relate to law enforcement.

"For the last couple years I've been getting into guns and shooting and my dad decided that he might want me to go in law enforcement, but I'm still deciding," said Nixon, attending camp.

Also attending the camp was Haley Osborne who said, "We got to see the SWAT team and we're going to go to the pool and we've been talking in our dorms a lot, and we've been practicing and marching a lot."

Something new this year, a cybercrime class because of the increased student involvement with technology and social media. 

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