Youth Police Academy

posted Mar 30, 2016, 6:44 AM by Shana Musler
The New York City Police Department seeks to provide innovative and effective programs for the City's young people. The Community Affairs Bureau's, Youth Police Academy, is such a program. It is designed to establish a positive relationship between the Police Department and the City's youth.

New York City residents, attending school, between the ages of 10 and 16 are eligible to attend. The Youth Police Academy will provide those participating in the program with lunch and uniform shirts.

The goals of the academy are:

*        To enhance responsible citizenship.

*        To provide positive interaction with police officers and to educate young people about the challenges and responsibility of police work.

*        To encourage young people to take part in other youth programs offered by the Police Department such as: the Law Enforcement Explorers, Police Cadet Corps and the Police Athletic League.

The 2016 Youth Police Academy is a six (6) week program that will hold sessions five (5) days a week. The Academy will open at 8:30 am in the morning and dismissal will be 2:00 pm in the afternoon. Students will attend classroom sessions with lectures, role-plays and topical demonstrations by police officers in the areas of law, behavioral science, drug prevention and gang resistance. Field trips are also part of the curriculum. Transportation to and from the field trips will be provided. Each site is accessible by public transportation.  For more information, click here

The Academy will begin on Tuesday, July 5th and end on Friday August 12th


To apply for this year's Youth Police Academy, complete the application and mail it to the address below.


You will be contacted if your child is accepted.

Preference will be given to youngsters who have not previously attended.

Applications are due May 20th!