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Police careers touted at camp

July 20, 1998

photo: RICHARD T. MEAGHER / staff photographer

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Trooper CampA two-day law enforcement camp was held Monday and will be held again today at the Maryland State Police barracks in Hagerstown, the first ever such camp in Maryland, according to Dan Seiler, president of the Western Maryland Troopers Association.

A group of 14 to 15 youngsters, ranging in age from 12 to 14, signed up for the camp, which included tours and radar demonstrations.

The camp is designed to encourage children to seek law enforcement careers and to improve relations between young people and police.

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Cost of the two-day camp was $25, most youngsters were sponsored for the cost. They received T-shirts, lunch and certificates for completing the course.

Local troopers volunteered their time to particiapte in the camp.

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