Milledgeville Police are spending time in the classroom this month working to keep kids out of trouble.
The Junior Police Academy targets children between the ages of 8 and 15 teaching them valuable life lessons.
"If we don't get to them in an early age that by the time they are in to their teens they're almost a lost cause," says program coordinator Lt. Etta Gray.
The academy focus on teaching kids about drugs, gangs, peer pressure, internet safety, and emergency services.
This is the 11th year of the program and more than 150 kids signed up.
"The whole thing about this program is we want them to be able to go into the community and give back to those who saw enough in them to want them to better themselves," says Gray.
The camp stated July 1st and runs through July 28th.
The GBI and the Milledgeville Fire Department are a few agencies that to demonstrations for the academy to help students learn.