MIDWAY, Fla. (WTXL) - The Tallahassee Police Department is gearing up for it's Youth Citizens' Police Academy.
It's a summer program that is giving teens an up-close view of the inner-workings of a police department, all for free.
Officer Rachelle Denmark visited us in studio to tell us all the details:
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.
Class members will 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 pm – 8:30 pm.
Applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Between the ages 13 to 17 at start of program
- Minimum of a 2.0 Grade Point Average
- Leon County or Surrounding Area Resident
- Meet Background and School Discipline Check Criteria
- Willing to participate all 6 weeks of the program