Youth Police Academy
The Henrico Youth Police Academy is designed to bolster the relationships between law enforcement and youth, while exposing them to a possible future career in law enforcement. During this one-week academy, students will participate in both classroom instruction and practical exercises in which they assume the role of an officer. They will gain insight into the various situations police encounter, and learn how and why officers respond to and handle these situations.
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Participants will learn about the benefits of public service and the challenges and demands associated with law enforcement as a profession. They will meet with and hear from members of special police units and gain a deeper understanding of each unit’s responsibilities and how they work together with patrol officers. Students will leave with a better understanding of the risks and responsibilities officers accept in keeping all citizens safe.
Youth Police Academy Topics, Demonstrations and Tours
- Patrol Operations and Procedures
- Traffic Stops and Crash Investigations
- Forensics and Crime Scene Investigations
- Police Simulator
- DUI Investigations and Practical Exercises
- Building Searches
- Hostage Negotiations
- Domestic Violence Investigations
- Non-Lethal Weapons and TASER Demonstration
- ERT Demonstrations
- K9 Unit Demonstrations
- Henrico Jail Facility Tour
- Henrico County Courts Observational Visit
- Basic Police Academy Obstacle Course
How to Receive this Service
To participate in the 2018 Henrico Youth Police Academy, applicants must complete and submit an application package by the July 30 deadline. Applications should be returned to:
Henrico Police, School Services Unit
Attn: Sgt. Karen Furgurson
PO Box 90775
Henrico, VA 23273
Applicants must also meet the following criteria to participate in the academy:
- Be 15-17 years old
- Reside in Henrico County
- Attend a Henrico County Public School
- Pass a criminal background check
This week-long academy will be held starting Monday, August 20, 2018. It will conclude with a graduation ceremony and catered lunch on Friday, August 24, 2018. Each day begins promptly at 9 a.m. and concludes at 4 p.m.
For more information, contact Henrico Police School Services Unit at 804.501.5050 or Sgt. Karen Furgurson at 804.641.6439 or FUR12@henrico.us.