Indiana State Police hosts Respect for Law Camp

VANDERBURGH CO., IN (WFIE) - Dozens of fifth and sixth grade students are at USI learning some safety tips from Indiana State Police.

One of those tips included fire safety on Friday.

The annual Respect for Law Camp pairs state police troopers with students.

Troopers don't wear uniforms so they can show the kids they are normal people too.

Camp Director Toni Walden says the main goal is to keep the kids safe, but also have some fun too.

"We do deal with horrible things daily," Walden said.  "It's really nice to come around kids, have them comfortable around us and show them police work is a good thing and how much fun it can be.

One of the campers Konner Rudisill says he learned a lot from the grease fire demonstration.

"It was like having a giant wave of steaming hot water coming towards you,"   We were only about 20 feet away."

The camp started on Thursday and ends Saturday afternoon.

Konner says besides the grease fire, the coolest thing he's seen is the flash bang that was set off.

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