Public Safety Cadets
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Registration for the 2021 Public Safety Cadets Summer Showdown will open in February 2021.  This event will be open to Public Safety Cadets and other public safety career interest youth programs. 

·         Event venue: The Gatlinburg Convention Center in Gatlinburg, TN July 19-22, 2021

·         The Gatlinburg Convention Center is STAR accredited by the Global Biorisk Advisory Council*, and has the most stringent protocols for cleaning, disinfection, and infectious disease prevention in its facility.

·         This event will follow all CDC, state and local guidance regarding proper pandemic preventative protocols. All attendees will be issued a compliant PSC face mask, among other great items!  

·         Lodging agreements with the best rates are in place with hotels in Gatlinburg– no need to make reservations yet!

·         Event will open onsite check-in on July 19, 2021 along with an opening assembly that evening.

·         Competitions, Seminars for Youth and Adults, and a Career/College Expo.

·         The 2021 PSC Summer Showdown will conclude with an Awards Event on the evening of July 22.

·         The following competitions are planned:

  Arrest and Search

Bike Policing

Burglary in Progress

Crisis Intervention

Felony Vehicle Stop

Officer Rescue

Unknown Trouble

Use of Force

Drill Team

Individual Physical Agility Testing

Air Pistol Marksmanship Competition  

   Attendee Registration Fees will be:

PSC Cadets - $185

PSC Mentors - $85

Explorers (and youth from other programs) $200

Explorer Advisors (and adult leaders from other programs) $100

This event will bring Cadets and Mentors together from throughout the country to learn more about critical topics gripping the law enforcement profession today. 

During the Summer Showdown, Cadets will benefit from presentations provided by prominent law enforcement, public safety and academic leaders while demonstrating their knowledge, skills and abilities in a competitive training environment. Trophies, medals and prizes will be awarded to recognize their superlative performance and achievements.  There will also be a separate training track for Mentors.

It is the goal of the Public Safety Cadets program to foster better conversations and interactions between cops and kids. We also hope this event will help young people see public safety as an appealing career choice and better prepare them to assume critical roles as the public safety officers of tomorrow.

Gatlinburg is a scenic environment, famous for abundant recreational facilities, restaurants and lodging options.  Cadets and Mentors will have fun making new life-long friends while sharing an experience that will shape the rest of their lives.

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