Sheriffs' Youth Ranch Secures Partnerships, Funding
The Indiana Department of Homeland Security has signed a 10-year lease to share the K-9 Academy at the Indiana Sheriffs' Youth Ranch in Clay County for training while using the facility full-time as its Search and Rescue Training Center headquarters. Our partners at The Herald Bulletin also report New York-based tech company Ideanomics (Nasdaq: IDEX) has provided $175,000 to train youth in future law enforcement careers about cyber security.
Lillian Hardy, search and rescue manager for IDHS, told the publication the property is an ideal location to train canines. The lakes will also allow additional training for cadaver dogs which can detect human submerged remains.
Ideanomics will create specialized training for middle school and high school students attending youth camp.
“We will teach kids how to hack, and then they can look for vulnerabilities and see the weaknesses in systems,” said Federico Tovar of Ideanomics.
As part of the cyber security training, the youth will learn how to handle a breach and learn about new technology.
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