Some local kids got a crash course on being a police officer earlier today. 

Kids from Erie's Police Athletic League spend the day at Mercyhurst's Municipal Police Academy. It's part of the Junior Police Academy that's running all week.       

A lot of the kids say they want to go into law enforcement. The kids also took part in an obstacle course where they had to save someone, along with other real world scenarios. 

The officers we spoke to said they loved seeing how the kids grow and push themselves during the academy.