Pine Tree ISD School Resource Officers in partnership with the Longview Police Department will host two academies for students in July.
The Pine Tree Safety Heroes Academy is scheduled for July 9-13 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at Pine Tree Birch Elementary. This academy is for students in grades 2-4. Participants will learn about SWAT teams, take field trips to the fire and police departments as well as the animal control department. The academy will cover the following topics: bullying, internet, 911 and gun safety as well as exploring the role of a police officer. There is no charge to attend but space is limited.
Breakfast and lunch will be provided at no cost.
The Pine Tree Middle Academy is scheduled for July 16-20 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at PT Birch Elementary. This academy is for grades 5th and 6th. The PT Middle Academy will be a week filled with fun and excitement. Participants will be shown an array of police work, including handcuffing, fingerprinting, mock traffic stops, team building and much more. There is no charge to attend but space is limited. Breakfast and lunch will be provided at no cost.
To register for either course, contact School Resource Officer Josh Marrs at 903-331-2858 or School Resource Officer Bryan Bankston at 903-576-0922.