The Chesterfield Police Department is going to be hosting a Junior Law Enforcement Academy! The academy will be held June 19th – June 30th 2017 from 9:00am – 3:00pm and is offered free of charge to middle school aged students (6th-8th grade).
Interested participants must complete and turn in:
- Junior Law Enforcement Academy application
- A letter of recommendation signed and sealed by a teacher in his or her school.
Applications are due May 24, 2017 – Selected applicants will be notified in writing by the Chief of Police.
What is the Junior Law Enforcement Academy?
The Junior Law Enforcement Academy is designed to provide young local citizens of Chesterfield Township with a hands on learning experience in the law enforcement profession. Students will attend classroom sessions with lectures, role-plays and demonstrations by law enforcement officers, firefighters and other first responders in the community.
What To Expect
The Junior Law Enforcement Academy will be hands on with equipment that is used every day in the field. The academy will cover different aspects of law enforcement including leadership skills, conflict resolution and topics listed below but not limited to:
- Laws of arrest
- Defensive tactics/handcuffing
- Traffic stops/traffic laws
- Report writing
- Accident/ crime scene investigation
- First Aid/ CPR certification
How Long Is The Academy?
The Academy class will meet Mon- Fri, starting June 12th-23rd from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Classes will take place at the Chesterfield Township Police Department, located at 46525 Continental Dr, except for occasional off site classes.
June 23rd will consist of a graduation ceremony, which is open for family members to attend.
Goals of the Junior Law Enforcement Academy
- To increase understanding of Law Enforcement through education and interaction with the police department.
- Provide positive interaction with department staff and to educate youth about the challenges and responsibility of Law Enforcement.
- Create and develop responsible well informed youth citizens.
- Build lasting and productive partnerships between the Chesterfield Township Police and the youths in our community.
How To Apply for the Junior Law Enforcement Academy
You may click here to download a copy of the application form for the Chesterfield Township Police Junior Law Enforcement Academy. Additional copies can be obtained from School Liaison Officer DePape (586) 949-2322 x 4734
If you would like to download a brochure with information about the Junior Law Enforcement Academy, click here to download.
The Chesterfield Township Police Junior Law Enforcement Academy is sponsored by the ‘ Friends of Chesterfield Police’ organization.
Students will be provided with a Junior Law Enforcement Academy uniform (t-shirt and shorts).