By Pat Loeb

By Pat Loeb

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Philadelphia Police Academy is hosting some very young potential recruits this week, as about 80 elementary school students attend summer camp there.

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The kids walked by the Police Academy’s firing range, a little in awe.  They don’t fire guns themselves, but they get to do just about everything else recruits do, according to Corporal Bryan Coyle:

“How to put on handcuffs, how to make car stops, how to do traffic control, demonstrations by the K-9 unit, the SWAT unit, the bomb squad, the crime scene unit, the highway patrol.”

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Coyle says the camp counselors, who are police officers, love the chance to work with kids and the kids get to see police in a different light.

There are two one-week camps.  Next week, middle schoolers get the run of the academy, joining a brand new class of recruits.

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