Youth Police Academy

Program Overview

The Youth Citizens Police Academy (YCPA) is a five-day course offering the youth in our county the opportunity to learn about their law enforcement agency.  Participants learn about the how’s and why’s of police work to include traffic stops and crime scene investigation.  They will observe the functions of specialized units such as high risk entry team and K9, will be engaged in many hands-on exercises, and see live demonstrations by deputies. 

Program Details Rising 9th – 12th graders

  • Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Meets at the Sheriff’s Office and the firing range/training facility
  • Transportation provided to off-site training locations
  • Must be in good standing with your school
  • Criminal background check will be conducted
  • Applications are available through your school resource officer

YCPA is a great way for our youth to communicate with officers and can lead to an interest in the Explorer Program and possibly create an interest in law enforcement as a career.


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