The Kane County (IL) Sheriff's Office says that 85 students who enrolled in a six-week program which includes a K-9 demonstration and a chance to check out SWAT armored vehicles have graduated.
The program also addresses career advancement, race and gender relations, as well as being mindful when posting on social media.
"Each of the Junior Deputies are instructed and mentored by Kane County Sheriff's Deputies, as well as justice system professionals," says the KCSO website. "During the course of the summer program, Junior Deputies develop skills in team leadership, interact one-on-one with law enforcement officers, and are exposed to a rewarding career in the military or law enforcement."
Kane County Sheriff Don Kramer launched the Junior Deputy Program three years ago.