During the month of June the Peoria Police Department, in partnership with Peoria Unified School District, is offering a free Youth Citizens Police Academy aimed at building positive relationships with children entering the 7th and 8th grades.
The academy is a week-long program held at four different Peoria schools and is offered as a morning and afternoon session, each lasting four hours. Students will learn about law enforcement including crime scenes, collecting evidence, dangerous drug education, internet crime and predators, as well as gangs and traffic stops.
All participants will receive a t-shirt and certificate upon completion of the coursework. On the final day, students will get a tour of the police station and have lunch there.
To participate students must reside in Peoria or attend a school within the Peoria city limits, and not have attended a previous academy. The registration deadline is May 15th.
For more information on the academy including the times and locations of the academy you can visit the Community Relations Programs section of the department’s website http://www.peoriaaz.gov/police or call (623) 773-5046.