Twenty-eight area teens recently graduated from a first-of-its-kind program held in Xenia aimed at giving them a hands-on look at a career in law enforcement. The Law Enforcement Education Program (LEEP) was a multi-agency effort including Xenia Police, Beavercreek Police, Fairborn Police, and the Greene County Sheriff’s Office.
The program covered topics such as First Aid/CPR, Traffic Investigation, Defense Tactics, and Human Relations. Teens between the ages of 14 and 20 were invited to sign up for the free program, which consisted of five sessions.
During one of the sessions, students had classroom time that allowed them to look over paperwork templates and learn how to fill them out. Outside of the classroom students were able to see demonstrations from a K-9 officer, use speed detection radar guns, and deploy stop sticks.
Xenia Police Chief Chris Stutes said the program was such a success, the departments plan to partner up once again and offer the course at the same time in 2024.