Law Enforcement Adventure Program (LEAP)
All too often a person’s perception of law enforcement is that which is learned from crime-action television shows or movies. Another way a person’s perception of law enforcement is learned by parents that use law enforcement to scare their children into good behavior. “If you don’t do this, the police will arrest you”, is a statement made by parents to many young people. Law Enforcement Officers are there to protect and serve the people, and these statements have caused a lot of anxiety in the relationships between today’s youth and law enforcement officers. We want to make sure that today’s youth runs to a law enforcement officer in times of emergency or need, and not be afraid or have anxiety.
The Law Enforcement Adventure Program (LEAP) is a free weeklong youth camp that was developed to strengthen the relationship between law enforcement officers and our youth. During the LEAP camp, we would like to give them some insight into basic policing, with an opportunity for some hands-on learning with local officers in a fun, safe manner. Participants will have a chance to experience many facets of law enforcement (equipment, K9’s tactical teams, Crime Scene Investigation or CSI), as well as participate in several outdoor activities such as swimming at the Louisa County Pool, playing kickball, dodgeball, and running the law-fit obstacle course as a team-building exercise. It is also designed to dispel teens' misconceptions of law enforcement, and law enforcement’s misconceptions about teens, and to also give guidance to those interested in a career in a criminal justice field. All Louisa County's rising sixth, seventh and eighth graders are welcome to apply, and applications need to be turned in by June 20, 2023, at 5:00 pm.
Each day the eligible participants will be provided with breakfast and lunch, along with being able to utilize summer school transportation to the Louisa County Middle School by Louisa County Public Schools from Monday-Thursday. Participants will need to be picked up at the end of each day, as well as transportation to the Middle School on Friday.
The Louisa County Sheriff's Office is sponsoring this free weeklong camp in partnership with Louisa County Public Schools, Louisa County Parks, Rec and Tourism, Virginia State Police, and many other Louisa agencies.
Documents needed for acceptance into the Summer LEAP Camp are listed below or to the right. All documents will be required for acceptance into the 2022 Law Enforcement Adventure Program. To Register for this year's LEAP Camp complete and submit each of the documents below or to the right.
Applications for LEAP 2023