The 2nd Teen Citizen’s Academy is scheduled for Saturday, March 11, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. at the Timbrook Public Safety Center.
The Teen Citizen’s Academy provides students ages 14 – 17 with an inside look at local law enforcement operations and challenges. One of the goals of the Teen Citizen’s Academy is to develop positive relations between the police and youth through education. Another goal is to create a core of responsible, well-informed teenagers who have the potential to influence public opinion and dispel untruths about police practices and services. This also gives the young person the opportunity to see law enforcement in a different way and allow them to explore a possible career in law enforcement.
Participants in each session commit to meet for the entire day to learn about various aspects of the department. The entire group of instructors are employees from within the department. Each of them will speak on their area of expertise. Though the curriculum and teaching methods are similar to the traditional police academy, the Teen Citizen’s Academy is not designed to train attendees as police officers or vigilantes.
Teen Citizen’s Academy participants come to class from a variety of backgrounds, with a variety of philosophies about the law enforcement profession. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions, express ideas, and offer suggestions. The class size is limited to twenty-five participants.
TEEN ACADEMY CURRICULUM
- Welcome/Administrative address
- Tour of the Police Department
- Criminal Investigation
- Officer Requirement/Testing
- Police Training/Field Training
- Juvenile offenders/School SRO
- Gang Activity
- Narcotics & Drugs/K-9 Demo
- Crimes Against Children/Domestic Violence
- Certificate of completion
The Teen Citizen Academy Application is available for download using the link at the top of this page.
Send applications to: William.Griffith@winchesterva.gov or
Detective William Griffith
231 E. Piccadilly St., Suite 310
Winchester, VA 22601
For more information: contact Detective William Griffith at 540-545-7591.