FPD Summer Teen Academy
Writer / Demi Lawrence
The Fishers Police Department will be putting on their 15th annual Teen Academy on June 20-24 in line with the Fishers YMCA. Held at Riverside Intermediate, this academy offers week long law enforcement training in order to allow teens to better understand how law enforcement works, as well as allow teens to interact with special officers through several activities.
The academy will begin each morning at 9am, starting with a physical exercise. Afterwards, students of will go to classroom training sessions, followed by hands on skills to reinforce the lesson of the day that is assigned to the students. To end the day, special officers and students will engage in social activities, and parents can pick up their teen at 3:30pm.
The sole goal of the academy is to enable teens to better understand their local law enforcement officers as well as to strengthen the relationship between the FPD and the community. Officers will show the teens a variety of skills used in the field such as making traffic stops, meet with the K-9 units and learn how they work with the police, learn about the Fishers Dive Team, meet the Crime Scene Investigators, learn about Internet Safety and much more.
The academy is open to students ages 13 and up, and the students must attend a junior high or a high school in the Fishers area. Walk-ins will not be accepted, as each applicant is subject to a screening process. With only 40 spots available for this years’ academy, please contact Officer Cory Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up and begin the screening process.