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Teen Police Academy

2016 Teen Police Academy

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Hey teens .... Do you have an interest in Law Enforcement as a possible career choice?

Have you ever wondered how officers process a crime scene?

Ever wondered what it's like to search a building? 

9th Annual Teen Academy
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Designed specifically for high school students, this five-day academy will give you an interactive look at police 


You will have the unique opportunity to learn about several topics such as

  • SWAT,
  • building searches,
  • crime scene investigation
  • K9's.

You will also get hands-on opportunity to test your driving ability in a marked patrol car and process a mock crime scene.

All classes are taught by Arvada police officers.

The five-day academy will be held at Arvada City Hall, located at 8101 Ralston Road. Classes begin at 8 a.m. ending around 4 p.m.

Click on the image to watch a short video of teen academy. 

Teen Academy

Attendance of all five days is a requirement for successful graduation from the academy.

To participate:

Have a valid Colorado driver's license
  • You must be 16 - 18 year of age
  • Maintain at least a 2.0 GPA or higher
  • Register by deadline

Applications will be processed in the order in which they are received.

Students attending any of the Arvada high schools (Arvada, Arvada West, Pomona, Ralston Valley, Faith Christian) will receive priority over non-Arvada residents.

The cost to attend is $25.

Each participant will receive a Teen Academy T-shirt, graduation plaque and reference materials.

To register fill out the application found under related links and send to Alicia Gomez at the Arvada Police Department.

Make checks payable to the City of Arvada.

All interested students will be contacted prior to the Academy with specifics about their participation.


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