Greenwich PD Accepting Applications for Youth Citizens Police Academy

The three-day program is an opportunity for middle school students to get an inside look at police operations and the Greenwich Police Department.

Greenwich Police photo.
Greenwich Police photo.

The Greenwich Police Department is accepting applications for the 2014 Youth Citizen’s Police Academy designed for middle school students who want to learn more about police operations or are interested in law enforcement careers.

The three-day program will begin on Wednesday, June 25, and finish on Friday June 27, at the Greenwich Police Department. Completed applications including medical waiver forms must be received at the Greenwich Police Department Community Impact Section no later than Thursday, June 19. 

The Youth Citizen’s Police Academy provides Greenwich boys and girls with a first-hand overview of both law enforcement and community-related functions of their Police Department. Topics of instruction will include an introduction to police and patrol operations, the marine division including a police boat ride-along, forensics, firearms, domestic violence and motor vehicle stops.

Applicants must be Greenwich residents in the 7th-, 8th-, or 9th-grade and should confirm that they will be available for each class of instruction. A fee of $40 is required for all students who will receive a T-shirt and certificate of completion and participate in a graduation barbeque on the final day. Please make checks payable to Silver Shield Association. (Scholarships are available.) 

A medical release form and Boy Scouts of America release form are required for all students. 

For more information and to download the application, log onto http://www.greenwichct.org/Government/Departments/Police_Department/Citizens_Police_Academy/Youth_CPA/


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