Fifteen-year-old Kayla Smith decided she wanted to be a police officer when she was 8 years old.
This week, she got a taste of real life in the South Bend Police Department. Smith was one of 21 participants in the department’s police camp for high school students interested in law enforcement.
“I wanted just to find out who the police officers are and what their job is,” she said. “I want to be a patrol officer. I like adrenaline rushes.”
Lt. Dick Powers organized the weeklong camp at the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge in South Bend.