(Fishers, Indiana) - The 21st session of the Fishers Police Department Teen Academy will be held in conjunction with the Fishers FOP and the Fishers YMCA from June 5-8, 2023. This year’s academy will be held at Riverside Intermediate School. The Teen Academy is a four-day camp providing law enforcement-type training that will allow teens to better understand how law enforcement works.
The purpose of the academy is to provide teens with an opportunity to better understand police officers and, more specifically, to strengthen the relationship between the officers of the Fishers Police Department and the community. Officers will provide an overview of the roles and responsibilities of FPD Officers and insight into some of the specialized units and skills within FPD. Topics will include how to make a traffic stop, how the K-9 Unit works within the agency, the role of the Fishers Dive Team, and how Crime Scene Investigators process scenes. Students will have some classroom instruction and practical role play training each day.
The academy will begin with physical fitness at 9:00 each morning. Participants will then attend informational sessions followed by practical hands-on training to reinforce the lesson(s) of the day. Each day will end with a social activity between officers and students, and participants will be dismissed at 3:30 p.m.
The academy is open to youth in junior high who have completed the seventh grade through students entering their senior year in high school. Applicants must be enrolled in or planning to attend a junior high or high school in Fishers in the fall of 2023. FPD Officers will complete a background check on each applicant. There is no fee for the Teen Academy, but advanced registration is required. Walk-ins will not be permitted. There are a total of 40 spots available for this year’s academy. Begin the registration process by clicking on this link to submit interest:
FISHERS POLICE TEEN ACADEMY STEP ONE
Registration is a two-step process. Step one is a pre-registration application and initiation of a background check; once pre-registration and the background screening have been completed and an applicant has been approved for participation, applicants will receive an email from FISHERS, IN with final registration information and camp details.
Registration will be open until April 24, 2023 (or until the camp reaches capacity).