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The Buckhannon Police Department will host two youth police academies this summer.

This week's academy is for middle school students.

Wednesday they heard from an expert on social media safety.

Chief Matt Gregory said the purpose of the academy is to help the kids understand what police officers do while showing them a good time.

"One informative, and but at the same time we want it to be fun and engaging for the kids so that we can get to know them and relate with them through these activities," Gregory said.

The students will investigate a mock crime scene and mock accident, and see demonstrations on police equipment.

High school students will start the academy next week.