Teen Academy

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The Teen Academy is conducted over a seven-week period and is designed to increase the understanding of our department's operations. Students will learn from Police Department personnel who are experts in the areas of SWAT, K9, narcotics, major crimes, patrol operations, traffic laws, firearms, driving under the influence, and other related fields. All students will have the opportunity to participate in practical demonstrations and a ride-along sometime during the Academy session.

TA 2017 Group Photo
TA 2019 MEU
TA Jail 2019
TA 2019 K9
TA Group Swat 2019
TA 2019 SWAT
TA 2019 Grad

Students will gain an overall knowledge of how our department is organized, how we serve the community, and how we respond when citizens call. Even though the subject matter is similar to a traditional police academy, the Teen Academy is not designed to prepare students to be police officers.

The Academy is an educational opportunity designed to be a fun learning experience. Instructors come from all areas of the Department. Students will meet the chief of police, supervisors, patrol officers, detectives, dispatchers, and other members of the Department. The goal of the Academy is to provide an avenue of communication between the Police Department and young adults in the community. Instructors encourage students to ask questions and express their concerns about pertinent issues.

Students can earn up to 25 community service hours to help fulfill their graduation requirement.

There is no cost to attend the Teen Academy.  Class capacity is 30 students.