Sarah Niederee, 13, and Jordan Duvall, 13, kneel on the ground as Dodge Nily, 12, pretends to handcuff them as his partner Keegan Bowman, 12, backs him up with a gun at the cop car. The children are part of the Great Bend City Youth Academy and spent the day learning police & firemen maneuvers. They also got to visit the zoo, each lunch with the mayor and city council and visit the Waste Water Treatment Plant. Kathleen Duncan / The Hutchinson News

Keegan Bowman, 12, takes careful aim while backing up his fellow officer in a police maneuver where they must ask a car of 'bad guys' to come out with their hands up and pretend to handcuff them. Kathleen Duncan / The Hutchinson News

Makenna Dirks, 12, comes out of the vehicle with her hands up as the 'cops' storm the car in a tactical assault maneuver on Friday morning. The Great Bend City Youth Academy spent the day learning drills from the police and firemen of Great Bend. Kathleen Duncan / The Hutchinson News

Maria Clark takes the lead yelling "Come out with your hands up!!" in the tactical assault on a vehicle with her backup crew running close behind her. Clark and other members of the Great Bend City Youth Academy were learning maneuvers with police officers and firemen Friday. They also got to visit the zoo and have lunch with the Mayor. Kathleen Duncan / The Hutchinson News

A group of pretend Swat officers lift Keegan Bowman who is acting as the injured police officer from the bag onto the tarp which they will use to remove him from the scene. Kathleen Duncan / The Hutchinson News

Madison Bonham, 13, speaks into the headset while riding in the firetruck to lunch with fire inspector Mark Orth. The Great Bend City Youth Academy spent the day learning drills from firemen and policemen, and then were taken to lunch in ambulances, fire trucks and police cars. Kathleen Duncan / The Hutchinson News