The Alton Mental Health Center will be the site of the 7th Annual Youth Police Camp, starting tomorrow and running through July 21. The week-long residency camp is sponsored by the Illinois State Police who hope to establish a interpersonal relationship with teenagers in the area in order to create an understanding of the problems and attitudes of both groups.

Special Agent Daron Barge of the Illinois State Police says the camp will include a variety of activies that are based on the military model of discipline.

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Special Agent Barge also says that they hold a graduation at the end of the week which will include individual awards for accomplishments as well as a certificate of completion.

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