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Mecosta Co. Sheriff's Office and Big Rapids DPS team up for Youth Academy

The Mecosta County Sheriff’s Office and the Big Rapids Police Department announce a new program for youth this summer.


The Mecosta County Youth Academy is a one week program open to boys and girls, ages 12-14 from July 19-23.


During the academy, 15 students will be introduced to the roles and responsibilities of first responders in the area. Topics will include Teamwork, Leadership, Physical Fitness, Defensive Tactics and Firearms safety.


Students will learn from instructors from the Mecosta County Sheriff’s Office, the Big Rapids Police Department, the Michigan State Police, Ferris State University Department of Public Safety, and the Big Rapids City Fire Department.


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