Pre-Law Enforcement students attend prestigious Cadet Lawman Academy

Three Metro Tech Pre-Law Enforcement students were selected to attend the prestigious and competitive Cadet Lawman Academy, held June 7-13 in Burns Flat, Oklahoma. 

The selected seniors-to-be were required to meet eligibility before applying to Cadet Lawman, with qualifications including: top half of their class scholastically, physically able to compete in activities, and have signed endorsements from a parent, high school principal, Elks Lodge president and an Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper. 

The students are in the Pre-Law Enforcement Program at Metro Tech under the guidance of teacher Amanda Eastridge. 

What is Cadet Lawman

Cadet Lawman Academy gives selected high school seniors-to-be a first hand taste of what it takes to be a Trooper with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol . The young men and women experience training in precision driving, traffic and boating law enforcement, firearm instruction, self-defense, and law enforcement history.

Activities include a tour of Oklahoma State Reformatory in Granite, OK. This is a state prison that opened in 1910 which holds medium level security prisoners.  The Cadets also participate in many other tour and practical exercises.  

The week-long program is held annually the first full week of June in Burns Flat, Oklahoma. The week is spent with Troopers, Police Officers, Dispatchers, and other law enforcement and medical personnel.

Many who attended the Cadet Lawman Academy in their teens are found in today's ranks of troopers.