Go behind the scenes! Experience what it's like to be a police agent!
2015 Youth Police Academy
June 1 - 5, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Lakewood Police Department, 445 S. Allison Pkwy.
Apply Today - Applications Due April 10, 2015
Download an Application
Please follow the application instructions thoroughly & mail back.
The Youth Police Academy is a 40-hour program for teens ages 16-18. The academy is a hands-on, active experience for motivated youth to learn from police agents in a safe environment. Through team-building exercises, classroom instruction and realistic training activities, teens learn the challenges facing police - and how police accomplish their mission in our community.
Who should apply? Future police officers, aspiring criminal justice workers and high school students who have a general interest in civics, government and the community are encouraged to apply.
- 16-18 years old or attending a Lakewood school (public or private school)
- Students must have parental or guardian approval in writing
- Completed at least the 10th grade
- Possess a valid Colorado driver's license or permit
- GPA of at least 2.0
- Eagerness to learn more about the police and criminal justice system
- Complete an application and submit to a background check
- $20 registration fee
Check out the Youth Police Academy video!