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Henrico Youth Police Academy Application Deadline

July 30, 2018

The primary objective of the Henrico Youth Police Academy is to educate and inform youth participants about the many aspects of police work. The academy is designed to give participants exposure to various police situations, and to explain how and why officers respond to and handle various situations. This will be accomplished through both classroom instruction and practical exercises, upon which students will assume the role of an officer and be evaluated on how they handle different situations. In addition, they will be exposed to the adult and juvenile criminal courts.

The academy will give participants the opportunity to see the benefits of public service and learn about challenges and demands associated with law enforcement as a profession. Participants will learn about special police units and how each works with patrol. They will gain a better understanding of law enforcement and the incredible risks and responsibilities officers accept in keeping all citizens safe. The ultimate goal of the Youth Police Academy is to improve the relationships between police and youth, while exposing them to a possible future career in law enforcement.

This week-long academy will be held starting Monday, August 20, 2018. It will conclude with a graduation ceremony and catered lunch on Friday, August 24,2018. Each day begins promptly at 9 a.m. and concludes at 4 p.m.

For more information check out the Henrico Youth Police Academy flyer

Applications for the Academy are due July 30, 2018.


July 30, 2018
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