Kyle Miller completed training for the Ohio State Highway Patrol's Junior Cadet Program held June 25 to 29 at the Highway Patrol Training Academy in Columbus.
Miller will be a senior this fall at Waterford High School. He attended Buckeye Boys State in June and submitted his application to attend the Junior Cadet Program. They chose 15 participants from over 250 applications submitted from Boys State.
The Junior Cadet Program is designed to give young people better insight into the challenges faced by law enforcement officers by enabling them to experience a typical week at the Training Academy. They are required to spend the week at the Training Academy, sleeping in the dormitories and dining in the cafeteria. They gain knowledge from Patrol Academy staff regarding crash investigation, officer/violator contacts, self-defense tactics, K-9 operations, building searches, motorcycle operations, impaired driver apprehension and military drill.
Graduation certificates were presented to the young men and women who participated in the program at a ceremony attended by family and friends of the cadets.