Local teenagers, ages 14 to 17, are invited to apply for the Winchester Police Department’s second Teen Citizen’s Academy to be held on Saturday, March 11, 2017. This free class, which provides students with an inside look at local law enforcement operations and challenges, is a companion program to the Police Citizen’s Academy, currently in its 20th year.
Fourteen students graduated from the inaugural Teen Citizen’s Academy in November 2016. One of the goals of the Teen Citizen’s Academy is to develop positive relationships between the police and youth through education. It also allows teens to explore a possible career in law enforcement. Activities will include a tour of the Timbrook Public Safety Center including 911 Dispatch Center. Topics include gang activity, drugs, a K-9 demonstration, animal control, the juvenile court system, and crime scene processing.
The Teen Citizen’s Academy will be held from 8:00 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. at the Timbrook Public Safety Center, located at 231 E. Piccadilly Street. Graduates will be invited to apply for the new Junior Volunteers in Policing Program where members assist the Winchester Police Department’s Volunteers in Policing (VIPs) with special events and outreach activities in the community as needed.
Download a brochure and application for the 2nd Teen Citizen’s Academy HERE.
Additional information can be found at http://winchesterpolice.org/teen-citizens-police-academy