Our City’s future leaders will soon begin taking shape, as the Harrisonburg Police Department is honored to announce its first annual summer P.A.T.C.H. Camp.
Pride, Accountability, Teamwork, Courage and Honor (P.A.T.C.H.) exemplify what is expected in a police officer and this camp will allow the Harrisonburg Police Department to interact with youth in a positive, friendly environment that develops trust while focusing on those five core values.
Area youth ages 12 to 16 are encouraged to apply and accept the challenge of the week-long summer camp which will be held starting Monday, July 8, through Friday, July 12, from 8 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. daily. Campers will get a look inside the different divisions and units of the Harrisonburg Police Department, while developing their P.A.T.C.H values.
Harrisonburg Police Chief Eric D. English’s dedication to the community was the driving force of the camp’s creation.
“This is a great opportunity for the police to be involved with our youth, formulating leadership for the future,” Chief English said. “It is a privilege, with the help of our community sponsors, to provide these young boys and girls with the opportunity to develop into future leaders.”
Copies of the application are also available in the lobby of the public safety building located at 101 N. Main St. in Harrisonburg.
All applications will be due by June 1.
Schedule of Events (Tentative)
Sunday, July 7 - Orientation 1pm to 4pm
Monday, July 8 - Patrol Procedures - Traffic Stops, Traffic Direction, Crashes, Radio Operations
Tuesday, July 9 - Major Crimes, Evidence, Special Operations
Wednesday, July 10 - SWAT, K9 Unit, Capture the Flag
Thursday, July 11 - Crisis Negotiations, Civil Disturbance Unit, HPD Bike Unit
Friday, July 12 - Police Academy Tour, Special Event, Graduation
Sgt Charles Grubbs, Community Resource Unit Supervisor
Officer Alex Denneny, Community Resource Officer
Officer Mike Gangloff, DARE Officer
HPD PATCH Camp Poster [324KB]