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Teens invited to TPD's Youth Citizens' Police Academy

Teens invited to TPD's Youth Citizens' Police Academy
Teens invited to TPD's Youth Citizens' Police Academy
Posted at 5:47 PM, May 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-23 14:16:47-04

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