Purdue to Host National Conference

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More than 2,000 people will take part in the National Law Enforcement Exploring Conference on the campus of Purdue University. The five-day conference, which begins Monday, aims to give experience to young people considering a career in criminal justice.

Purdue says the program will include young participants between the ages of 12 and 20, as well as adult counselors and law enforcement officers. The biennial event will see attendees taking part in activities focused on career opportunities, leadership experiences, life skills, citizenship and character education.

The NLEEC will also feature competitive activities including protocols, procedures, marksmanship, drill team, crisis negotiation, and emergency response. 

Law Enforcement Exploring is part of the nonprofit Learning for Life program, which is a subsidiary of the Boy Scouts of America. The conference was first held in 1959.

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