Teens learn about law enforcement from deputy constables

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- It's not very often teenagers are happy to hear police sirens.

But, at the Guthrie Center, it's just part of a lesson.

"There's a lot of misconceptions about law enforcement. And, law enforcement officers can have a tendency to feel isolated from the community. So, it gives both a chance to really get to know each other on a different level," explained sergeant Roy Guinn with Harris County's Precinct 5 Constable's office.

The constable started a course for adults five years ago.

It was so popular, so he started a teen academy two years later.

Now, Sgt. Guinn teaches six week courses at several locations within the precinct.

"I'm interested in law, and I watch a lot of shows," said 15-year-old Ariana Rojas, "I just want to learn more about it and see what happens in real life."

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