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Jun 10

Apply now for the 2019 Youth Community Police Academy

Posted on June 10, 2019 at 5:10 pm by Peter Ibrahim

The City is accepting applications for the Menlo Park Youth Community Police Academy, for Saturdays from September 7 to October 12, 2019. All youth in grades 8-12 between the ages of 13 and 18 years old are encouraged to take part in an interactive program that spans over six Saturdays. The youth academy will introduce participants to the inner workings of law enforcement and give an overview of police operations and structure. The Police Department conducts this academy in an educational setting with both indoor and outdoor activities that allow youth to ask questions openly and to discuss with police staff any concerns they have with law enforcement.

Participants can explore their curiosity and learn what laws are enforced and their importance. The curriculum covers topics such as crime scenes, traffic operations, patrol operations, K-9 demos, gangs, drugs and first aid, just to name a few. The 2019 Youth Community Police Academy application deadline is August 15, 2019. 

Youth Community Police Academy class picture