PARKE COUNTY, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – A new Indiana Sheriffs’ Youth Ranch is in development for future law enforcement officers, at-risk kids, young witnesses and victims of crime. The Parke County Sheriff’s Office is searching for dozens of Student Advisors For Educating Tomorrow’s Youth (S.A.F.E.T.Y.) to provide input on proposed facilities, programs and policies.
The ranch will be located between Greencastle and Terre Haute in Clay County and students who have attended public safety camps previously will be asked to provide input on layouts of cabins, a peace chapel, dining hall, horse stable, first-aid station, computer-crime lab and locker rooms. S.A.F.E.T.Y. advisors will also give their opinions on proposed recreation areas such as a zip-line, swimming pool, confidence course, archery range, sports fields, basketball court, sand volleyball pit and docks for canoeing, kayaking.
While at the property, student advisors will be invited to voluntarily participate in K-9, drone and safe-ATV training.