Applications are being accepted until June 22 for the NYPD Summer Youth Police Academy, for kids 10-16 years of age.
The Police Academy is a six-week program that meets five days a week to educate young people about the challenges and responsibility of police work, and to provide positive interaction with police officers.
The Academy opens at 8:30 a.m. and dismissal will be 2:00 p.m. Students will attend classroom sessions with lectures, role-plays and topical demonstrations by police officers in the areas of law, behavioral science, drug prevention and gang resistance. Field trips are also part of the curriculum, with transportation provided.
At the end of the summer, there will be a graduation ceremony at One Police Plaza.
To apply, fill out the application here.
Campuses in Brooklyn are:
- Boys & Girls High School, 1700 Fulton St., in Bed-Stuy
- J.H.S. 14 Shell Bank, 2424 Batchelder St., in Sheepshead Bay
For more information, contact the NYPD-Youth Services at 718-834-8855 or 646-610-5323.