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Aug 12

Application deadline for 2019 Youth Community Police Academy extended

Posted on August 12, 2019 at 4:18 pm by Peter Ibrahim

The application deadline for the Menlo Park Youth Community Police Academy has been extended to August 22, 2019. This community academy will be held on six Saturdays starting September 7 through October 12, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

All youth in grades 8-12 between the ages of 13 and 18 years old are encouraged to take part in this interactive program. The youth academy will highlight the inner workings of law enforcement and give participants 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, fire safety, first aid and more! Lunch and class t-shirts will be provided.

Youth Academy class picture in front of City Council Chambers