Indian Lake High School upperclassman are invited to take part in the annual Youth Academy with the Bellefontaine Police Department in March.
Indian Lake graduate and current Bellefontaine Police Officer Michael Morgan explained the program and talked about his career in law enforcement recently.
He told students, “I think getting to help someone every day is my favorite part of my job along with fighting the drug problem in our community.”
The Youth Academy offers local juniors and seniors a day with law enforcement from Bellefontaine Police, the Logan County Sheriffs Office, the Ohio Highway Patrol, Marysville Police, Washington Township Police and Russells Point Police. Students are able to talk with detectives and K-9 Unit officers, tour the Logan County Jail, ride in a cruiser and more.
Bellefontaine Police Sgt. Scott Marlow talked to the Indian Lake group about the process and education required to become a police officer after high school.
Logan County students interested in the free Youth Academy program on either March 3 or March 10 should complete sign-up and liability forms by Feb. 14.
The officers’ visit is part of the Logan County Chamber of Commerce Career Speaker Series at area high schools.
Submitted by the Indian Lake school district.