Cadets Graduate From Broken Arrow Junior Police Academy

Thursday, June 9th 2016, 8:53 pm
By: News On 6

Thursday was graduation day for members of the Broken Arrow Junior Police Academy.

Cadets spent the week learning about a variety of topics - everything from crime scene investigations, hostage negotiation, and traffic stops.

Broken Arrow officers serve as the instructors, teaching the kids some of the positives about law enforcement.

It was an eye-opening week for the cadets like Danielle Nester and Victor Castaneda.

"We had to run up and down the fire tower, and that was a lot harder than it seemed. And they do a lot of hardcore exercises and it really makes you think about how hard they work,” Nester said.

Castaneda said, "I've always wanted to be a police officer, and this academy has helped a lot too, and it's encouraged me to keep on going and keep on doing what I do."

Cadets also enjoyed a hands-on experience with the department's obstacle course and firearms simulator.