Chandler Youth Academy is a one-week program for youth grades 7 through 12 and they must be at least 12 years old.  All participants must live or go to school in Chandler.  The academy provides an opportunity for the youth to learn about various jobs and functions within the Chandler Police   Department. Officers from the Traffic Unit, Patrol Division, Bike Team, K-9, Community Resources and Training Section instruct students.  Students get involved with hands-on activities which provides  them with a valuable learning experience and procedures, such as use of force, forensics, crime scene investigation and much more.

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

The Youth Academy is held one week during the Chandler Unified School District’s intersessions (October, March) along with two in the summer.  The Academy meets at the Chandler Police Department’s Public Safety Training Center  located at 3550 S. Dobson Rd. and runs Monday – Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

There is no charge for the Academy and lunch is provided.  Space is limited

Times: 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Summer 2020 Dates:

Youth Academy summer classes have been canceled. Fall 2020 dates are to be determined.

June 22 – 26, 2020 (CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19)

June 29 – July 2, 2020 (CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19)

Only 25 participants, space is limited. All participants must live or go to school in Chandler. Child must be 12 years of age or older and in Junior High or High School. Youth may only participate once. 

Registration is closed.

Location:  Public Safety Training Facility- 3550 S. Dobson Rd, Chandler 85248 – For a map click here.


Please email  for questions. Dates for future classes are unknown at this time due to COVID-19.