Police Accepting Applications to 2024 Teen Police Academy

Published on March 25, 2024

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ARLINGTON, Va. – The Community Engagement Division’s Youth Outreach Unit is now accepting applications for two sessions of the Summer 2024 Teen Police Academy. Sessions One and Two, being held in July and August, will create opportunities for participants to learn about the policing profession and what it takes to be a leader while building relationships with their peers and the police officers who serve their community.

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 15 – Friday, July 19

Session 2: Monday, July 29 – Friday, August 2

Applicants

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, June 16, 2024 at 11:59 p.m.

Contact Information

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

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