Youth Police Academy Class 2022

Youth Police Academy
Posted on 03/29/2022

The purpose of the Youth Police Academy is to increase communication, awareness and understanding about the role of law enforcement in society today. The program provides an opportunity for students to learn about law enforcement and develop a partnership with the Police Department.

- 2022 Youth Police Academy Flyer
Informational Letter
- 2022 Youth Police Class Schedule
- Application 

What Is the Youth Police Academy?

Modeled after our successful Citizens Police Academy, the Youth Police Academy is an educational program designed to give youth an inside view of municipal police work. The program combines classroom and practical exercises, with an emphasis having fun while learning. It should be noted that the Academy is not a boot camp or program for rebellious teens.

About the Instructors
The instructors are Arlington Heights Police Officers who teach their own area of expertise. Each has years of training and real-life experience in their subject fields.

What Subjects Are Included?
• Orientation and Police Station Tour
• Traffic Law, Police Pursuits and Vehicle Stops
• Arson Investigation and Fire Department Practical
• Forensics Practical
• Crime Scene Investigations
• Drone Demonstration
• VirTra Simulation Practical
• K9 Demonstration and Graduation

The Academy is open to students between the ages of 13-17 (incoming 8th grade students to High School Seniors).

Date, time and location
Classes and discussions will take place Monday through Friday during the week of June 6th from 9:00am – 12:30pm. Classes are help at the Arlington Heights Police Department with exception of the Fire Department Practical held at Nichol Knoll.

Parental consent is required to attend this free Academy. Note- Students will not shoot firearms, but may handle demonstration weapons. Interested students should complete the application and return it to the Arlington Heights Police Department’s Crime Prevention Unit. Participants will be notified upon selection for the Academy. The Youth Police Academy is offered at no cost to the participant.

Contact Officer Alexandra Ovington
[email protected] | (847) 368-5330