(Fishers, Indiana) - The 18th annual Fishers Police Department Teen Academy will be held June 17th – 21st 9:00a-3:30p in conjunction with the Fishers YMCA. This year’s academy will be held at Riverside Junior High in Fishers. The academy is one week of law enforcement type training that will allow teens to better understand how law enforcement works. The academy will also allow teens to get to know several officers through a variety of social activities.
The teens will start each day with physical exercise. The students will then attend classroom training followed by practical hands on skills to reinforce the lesson of the day. Field trips to public safety organizations may also be included. Each day will conclude with a social activity between officers and students. All students must be picked up no later than 3:45p.
The purpose of the academy is to allow teens to better understand police officers and to strengthen the relationship between the police department and the community. Officers will teach blocks of instruction on various topics such as making traffic stops, meeting our K-9 units and learning how they work with police, learning about the Fishers Dive Team, meeting our Crime Scene Investigators, learning about Internet Safety and much more. Students will have classroom instruction as well as practical “role play” training each day.
The academy is open to any applicant 13 years of age or older and must be enrolled in a junior high or high school in Fishers. Each applicant is subject to a screening process and therefore walk-ins will not be allowed. We only have 40 spots available for this year’s academy! If you are interested, please contact Officer Cory Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org to begin the screening process.