Teen Police Academy

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The Greenville Police Department is looking for students Grades 9 – 12 interested in attending the Greenville Police Department Teen Police Academy. The Teen Police Academy is a great way for teenagers to become more familiar with law enforcement officers and the different functions of police work. Subjects include: History of Law Enforcement, Patrol Procedures, Crime Scene Investigation, Tactical Operation, Drug Enforcement, K-9, and many more topics. The teenagers will be able to put what they learned to practice and work a mock crime scene and try to figure who committed the crime. We will also take the teenagers to a ropes course for team building and to help develop self confidence. The Teen Police Academy will be held this year the week of June 13 – June 17. The class meets all day from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Applicants must have a clear criminal history background and no major school referrals. If you have a teenager interested, please contact Officer Hamilton at 903-453-0432 or send him an email at jhamilton@ci.greenville.tx.us. Applications can be downloaded from the City of Greenville Website and turned into the Police Department Records on the first floor of the Police and Courts Building. Application Deadline is June 3, 2016.

Topics Covered

Some of the topics to be covered in the academy include:
  • History of Law Enforcement
  • Patrol Procedures
  • Crime Scene Investigation
  • Arson Investigation
  • K-9 and SWAT
  • Ride along with an officer
Participants will be able to put what they learn into action by working a mock crime scene and using their new skills and knowledge to solve the crime.

A ropes course is also included to promote team building and to help develop self confidence.

How to Apply

Complete the application, permission slip, and waiver below and return to:

Greenville Police Department
3000 Lee Street
Greenville, TX 75401

The Teen Police Academy is FREE! Applicants must have successfully completed the eighth grade and pass a background check, including school discipline referrals. Applications are available below or at the Greenville Police Department. For more information, contact Officer James Hamilton at (903) 453-0432 or by Email.

Application Packet