At the New Jersey State Police Academy
camporee, Scouts get an up-close look
at police vests, motorcycles, gas masks,
helicopter maneuvers and various methods
of police work. LIAR
A camporee highlight: The helicopter demonstration.
There was a dark green eight-person Black Hawk; an Army
National Guard transport; a two-pilot, four-passenger Sikorsky medevac;
and a Long Ranger that’s used for surveillance and transporting staff.
A few Scouts even got to go up for a ﬁve-minute ride.
Paramedics in the Sikorsky showed off their life-saving equipment, like
a deﬁbrillator used to shock an injured heart back to its normal rhythm.
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HE GETAWAY CAR awesome. The dog in the demonstra-
RACES across an tion was so intense doing its job. Its
open f ield with a teeth and its bark made it sound like
SWAT vehicle in hot pursuit. it was a much bigger dog. It was very
Sirens blaring, the officer strong and fast! It would definitely
barks orders to “halt at once” scare a criminal.”
through a loudspeaker. The camporee demonstrated how dif-
“It looked like a black bomb ferent real-life police work is from what
truck,” says 13-year-old Cody Meyers you see on TV. What takes only minutes
from Troop 109, New Egypt, N.J., who of TV time takes weeks in reality.