Beginning in 2002, members of the Colchester Police Department have been actively involved in promoting and conducting a summer camp program, known as the Public Safety Awareness Camp. The camp, run in cooperation with the Colchester Rescue Squad, Colchester Center Fire Departments, including Street Michael’s Fire and Rescue, has introduced youth (middle-school age) into the various professions. Some of the camp activities have involved:
CPR and first aid certifications
Fire prevention and fire-fighting techniques and equipment
Firearms handling (Airsoft)
Photography and crime scene investigation
Team building and problem solving
As a result, many students have identified possible career choices and many parents have expressed similar interests.
The Colchester Police Department is proud of its 20+ year commitment to its community and school district and looks forward to continuing the tradition.