Public Safety Cadets

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Registration for the 2021 Public Safety Cadets Summer Showdown closed Friday July 2nd.  This event is for 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.  

·         Lodging agreements with the best rates are in place with hotels in Gatlinburg– click to see options

·         Event will open onsite check-in 10am July 19, 2021 at the WL Mills Conference Center (use Historic Nature Trail street entrance).  Opening assembly Monday evening.

·         Competitions, Seminars for Youth and Adults, and a Career & College Fair.  See Conference Guidebook for details.

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

·         The following competitions are planned. Amplifying information regarding each event will be provided in a separate communication.

  Active Shooter

Arrest & Search

Burglary in Progress

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Felony Traffic Stop

Officer Rescue

Unknown Trouble

Force Options

Drill Team

Individual Competitions:

Bike Policing

Air Pistol Marksmanship

Airsoft Tactical Course

   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

   - non-refundable $50 deposit required with each registration.

   - each participant (youth and adult) will be required to provide a completed Consent/Waiver/Conduct form. Click to download.

Read entire Conference Guidebook to prepare for the event

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.

RECRUITERS!! July 20-21, 10am-5PM: The Public Safety Cadets will host a Career & College Fair, as part of the PSC Summer Showdown, a gathering of 1500 Cadets, in Gatlinburg, TN on July 20-21. Online registration now available click here. Agency fee of $150 includes table, two chairs, electric, wifi and lunch for two recruiters on both days.

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