THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) - This week the Thomasville Police Department is having their 3rd annual Junior Law Enforcement Academy.
It's a hands-on education for 12 to 15 year olds. They took paintball guns out to the firing range to get a feel for one of the aspects of police work.
"When they grow up if they decide they want to be a police officer or if they decide they want to be a firefighter, EMT, whatever it is that they want to get into you know as long as they work hard and stay out of trouble they can get into that field," said Officer Penny Hembree.
Kids learned about several different fields of law enforcment and emergency work. Throughout the week, officers took the group on tours of the police station, the 911 center, and the fire station.