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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? Or what it's like to search a building? Join us for the Teen Police Academy!

Designed for high school students, this five-day academy will give you an interactive look at police work.Arvada Police Teen Academy 2020 Badge

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 to test your driving ability in a patrol car and process a mock crime scene. All classes are taught by Arvada police officers. The five-day academy will be held at locations throughout Arvada. Classes begin at 8 a.m. ending around 4 p.m.

How to Apply and Participate


  • Must have completed Freshman year of high school
  • Maintain at least a 2.0 GPA or higher
  • Register by deadline

Application Process

Please get permission from your parent or guardian before applying. You need their consent to have your application processed.

Apply In Person

  1. Download and print the Teen Academy Application
  2. Download, print, and sign the Application Signature Page (Consent Form). Your parent or guardian needs to sign it, too. 
  3. Bring the completed application, your Driver's License or valid ID, and your application fee to the Arvada Police Department located at 8101 Ralston Road. 

Additional Details

Who to Contact

If you have any questions, please contact Debbie Medina at the Arvada Police Department.

Application Priority

  • 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.

Registration and Payment

  • All interested students will be contacted prior to the Academy.


  • Attendance of all five days is a requirement for successful graduation.
  • Each participant will receive a Teen Academy T-shirt, graduation certificate and reference materials.


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