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TPD invites teens to participate in 2019 Youth Citizens' Police Academy

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Posted at 3:35 PM, May 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-30 15:35:50-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — The Tallahassee Police Department has announced the dates for the 2019 Youth Citizens' Police Academy (YCPA).

Tallahassee Police Department will host its YCPA from June 18 until July 30. The YCPA is a program designed for teenagers ages 13-17 to learn more about the inner-workings of TPD for free.

YCPA class members will receive information, instruction, and demonstrations in police use of force, traffic issues, and patrol operations just to name a few. The class will receive presentations from K-9, Special Operations, Criminal Investigations, Forensics, and much more.

Participants will also have the opportunity to observe a Tactical Apprehension and Control Team and weapons demonstration during the program. Classes will be primarily one Tuesday evening a week from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be between the ages 13 to 17 at start of program
  • Have a minimum of a 2.0 Grade Point Average
  • Be a Leon County or Surrounding Area Resident
  • Meet Background and School Discipline Check Criteria
  • Willing to participate in all 8 weeks of the program

For more information, contact Sergeant Anitra Highland at or call 850-891-4302.