youth-007The Chandler Youth Academy is a one-week program for youths between the ages of 12 and 17.  This Academy provides an opportunity for participants to learn about various jobs and functions with the Department.  Officers from the Traffic Unit, Patrol Division, Bike Unit, K-9 Unit, and Special Assignment Unit present to the students.  Participants get involved with hands-on activities, which provides them with a valuable learning experience and insight into police procedures.youth-039

The Youth Academy was developed to provide awareness and understanding of the role of law enforcement.  The Academy’s ultimate goal is to foster relationships that will bridge the gaps between law enforcement and youth while introducing them to the idea of a possible career in law enforcement. youth-023

The Department offers four Academies per year: Spring break, two during Summer break, and Fall break.  The Academy meets at the Department’s Public Safety Training Center Monday – Thursday from 8:00am to 3:00pm.  There is no charge and lunch is provided.  Space is limited, parents are responsible for registering their children.

Click here for a sneak peak at the last Youth Academy!