Police Accepting Applications to 2023 Teen Police Academy

Published on March 27, 2023


ARLINGTON, Va. – Due to the popularity of last year’s inaugural Teen Police Academy, the Community Engagement Division’s Youth Outreach Unit (YOU) is pleased to announce the expansion of the Summer Teen Police Academy for Summer 2023. The application has opened for two sessions being held in the months of July and August focused on education, relationship-building and positive youth development.

Program Overview

The Teen Police Academy is for rising 10th – 12th grade students who want to explore a career in law enforcement. Through classroom presentations, hands-on learning, scenario training, and field trips, the Teen Police Academy will educate participants about a career in law enforcement, while also giving them a better understanding of how the police department operates and its role in the community. Participants can ask questions of presenters and share their insights throughout the program. Topics covered in the Teen Police Academy curriculum include, but are not limited to, crime scene investigation, traffic stops, K9 demonstrations, and criminal investigations. 

Academy Schedule

The following two week-long sessions of the Teen Police Academy will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Long Bridge Aquatics and Fitness Center (333 Long Bridge Drive).

Session 1: Monday, July 10 – Friday, July 14

Session 2: Monday, July 31 – Friday, August 4


Interested applicants must be rising 10th - 12th grade students who live in or attend school in Arlington County. There is no cost for students to attend. Every effort will be made to maintain a balanced enrollment reflective of Arlington's diverse community. Online applications are due no later than Sunday, May 14, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.

Contact Information

For more information about the Teen Police Academy, contact Corporal A. Brown or Corporal P. Malone of the Department’s Community Engagement Division.

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