Applications for teen police academy now being accepted

Teens can apply for the Police Academy until Ma
Teens can apply for the Police Academy until May./ FOX21 News

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — If your teenager is looking for something to do this summer and is interested in becoming a police officer, they can take part in an opportunity being put on by several local law enforcement agencies.

The 3rd Annual Pikes Peak Regional Law Enforcement Teen Academy is set for June 5-9. It’s held by the Colorado Springs Police Department, the Fountain Police Department, and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office. The classes will take place at the Southeast & Armed Services YMCA on Jet Wing Drive.

The academy gives young adults an opportunity to learn about the operations of regional law enforcement agencies in El Paso County. Some of the courses include jail operations, patrol procedures, SWAT, K-9, Explosives Unit, criminal investigations, search and rescue, and the Metro Crime Lab. Teens will also tour secure areas within the jail, the evidence facility, and courtrooms.

Applicants must be between the ages of 13 and 17 by May 25 to be eligible. Applicants must be El Paso County residents and currently enrolled in or recently graduated from a school in El Paso County.

Applications must be received by May 25 at 5:00 p.m. Notary Public services for the application are available at Colorado Springs Police Department substations at no cost. For additional information or questions, contact Officer Bernardino Bañuelos or Officer Jessica Kuhn at 719-444-7410 or cspdcommunityrelations@springsgov.com .

Visit the Colorado Springs Police Department website for more information or to apply. 

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