Orlandoís First Teen Police Academy
The Orlando Police Department is currently developing the Cityís first Teen
Police Academy. The 8-week course will offer 90-minute classes to
13-18-year-olds from throughout Orlando in an attempt to foster better
understanding between the police and community youth. Students who either reside
or attend school within the Orlando city limits will be eligible to attend this
The Teen Police Academy is set in a classroom environment where the youth are
able to experience some of the training, procedures, and technology utilized by
the Orlando Police Department. Involved youth will be encouraged to actively
participate in the academy by asking questions, role playing and hands on
The academy will cover diverse topics such as uniform patrol, domestic violence,
defensive tactics, drug enforcement, and police communications. Students will
have the opportunity to attend field trips to the Orlando Police Departmentís
Crime Lab, the District Coronerís Office, and the Orange County Jail. At the
conclusion of the 8-week program, students will participate in a graduation
ceremony where they will receive their Teen Police Academy diploma from Orlando
Police Chief Val Demings.
The first academy class will begin
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 and run weekly between 5:30pm and 7:00pm through June
11, 2008. Applications for the first class will be due by April 15, 2008.
For brochures, applications, or additional information, please contact the
Orlando Police Departmentís Community Involvement Section at 407-246-2461.