Sheriff Steve Prator announced that applications are being accepted for youth summer camps and programs offered by the Caddo Sheriff's Office.

The Caddo Sheriff's Youth Firearms Education Camp will be held June 27 through July 1 at the Sheriff's Regional Training Academy.  Boys and girls ages 10-13 may select any day during the week to join Caddo sheriff's deputies on the firing range for supervised firearms safety education and .22 rifle target shooting. In addition, campers will learn rural and urban survival skills, water safety, and hands-on defensive techniques to protect against stranger abduction.

Each camp session begins at 8 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m. The camp is free and transportation is available if needed. Applications for the Firearms Camp can be obtained on-line at www.caddosheriff.org or picked up at any Caddo Sheriff’s Office substation, Caddo Correctional Center, or Sheriff’s Safety Town. Applications should be mailed to the Training Academy at 15639 Highway One South, Shreveport, 71115, to complete the registration process.

Two sessions of CSI Camp will be held for children ages 11 and 12.  The dates are June 21-22 and July 19-20 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Participants will learn how to detect clues and apply CSI techniques at a mock crime scene. Campers will collect evidence, take crime scene photographs, and learn to lift and analyze fingerprints. At the end of the camp, they will be asked to analyze the clues and solve a crime.

CSI Camp will be held at Sheriff’s Safety Town. To register, call Community Programs at 681-0875.

Sheriff's Safety Town will offer one-day safety programs from June 6 through July 29 for groups wanting to learn more about safety.  Deputies will teach the basics of personal safety, bicycle and motor vehicle safety, fire safety, gun safety and stranger danger. Each program will be tailor fit to the group requesting it.

To organize a group program, call Community Programs at 681-0875.