Youth Academy

About the Program

This free, week-long course is designed for students ages 14-18 who have an interest in the field of criminal justice. Taught by law enforcement personnel, the Youth Academy offers participants the opportunity to learn about specific elements of the law enforcement profession, such as:

  • Backgrounds and Recruiting
  • Bomb Squad Unit
  • Crime Prevention / Community Policing
  • Crime Scene Investigations
  • Gang Identification and Prevention

Participants also tour local law enforcement agency stations and participate in interactive and physical training exercises. Students will be required to pass a background check and must have parental consent. 

Please check back in early April 2024 for information about next year's Youth Academy.

Contact Us

For more information about the Youth Academy, please contact the Crime Prevention Unit at 925-833-6677 or 925-833-6686.