Second Annual Pocahontas County Sheriffs Camp Is Saturday June 5th
Marlinton, WV – Saturday June 5th is the second annual Pocahontas County Sheriffs Camp in Marlinton. It’s a family friendly day filled with fun activities for kids and adults alike. Pocahontas County Sheriff David Jonese says the first half of the day will be spent at Stillwell Park.
He says they’ll have a lot of their equipment on display to give parents and kids an idea of their day to day duties. A climbing wall and Humvees from the WV National Guard and the Greenbrier County Police Department will also be on display. Also included are other demonstrations and sporting events.
After a morning of activities at the park, the group s will move to the 911 center and the courthouse. Sheriff Jonese says participants will get a first-hand look at how the 911 works. The next stop of the tour is the courthouse yard and a crime scene.
Officers will take the kids through the whole process from crime scene investigation to the courtroom where they’ll decide whether the defendant is innocent or guilty based on the evidence. Sheriff Jonese says education, especially about drug and alcohol abuse will also be part of the days’ events.
“I’ve got two people who are recovering drug addicts who wanted to talk to them, [and] explain what the drugs did to their life and how they got into it” says Jonese.
Because the camp is open to kids from grades one through twelve, those talks will be modified to be age appropriate depending on the group of kids. In between the games and demonstrations, the Pocahontas Sheriffs department will have hot dogs and other treats, as well as goody bags. Parents do need to call the Sheriffs’ department at 304-799-4445 to preregister, and the first 100 kids to do so will get a free t-shirt.