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Cop Camp returns to Bedford

More than 100 kids participated in the camp

BEDFORD, Va. – More than 100 students in Bedford and Bedford County will experience what it's like to be working in law enforcement for the week.

The 2017 Cop Camp is underway for the summer. Some 150 kids are learning directly from police officers on how to work a crime scene,  lift fingerprints off a car and other police work.
   
They'll also get visits from the bike patrol and the Virginia State Police bomb robot. Police say it's all part of seeing a different side of law enforcement.

"The ultimate goal is to understand we are human beings as well. We are not all just about our job. They see what we do throughout this camp and of course they see a different side of us when we are here with them," Lt. Shannon Walker said.

Cop Camp is for students ages 9 to 14. They will graduate on Friday.