With about 20 children covering their ears, the Riley County Police Department Special Weapons and Tactics Unit demonstrated a flash-bang device Tuesday, July 18, at the police camp in Pottorf Hall at CiCo Park.
“I wasn’t expecting it to be that loud. I felt it right here the worst,” Jordyn Moldrup, homeschooled seventh grader said as she gestured to her stomach.
Seventh through ninth graders experience several different aspects of the RCPD and law enforcement in general at the camp, which will continue through Friday, July 21.
The RCPD bomb team, crime scene investigators and K-9 officers are participating in the camp.
The Kansas Highway Patrol also participated Tuesday with a seat-belt convincer demonstration.
The SWAT team was popular with the students and Trenton Kent, seventh grader from Eisenhower Middle School, said he enjoyed it.
“I’m looking forward to the K-9 one,” he said.
Lt. Kurt Moldrup, tactical medic for the team, is also an emergency medical technician.
Demonstrating the various aspects of the equipment carried by the officers, Lt. Moldrup said the pepper spray was ineffective in getting his daughter out of bed.
“I’ve done that in a room, and she won’t get up,” Lt. Moldrup said.