(Lawrenceville, Georgia) The Gwinnett County Police Department will be hosting the summer Youth Police Academy (YPA) beginning June 10. Designed to educate Gwinnett County middle and high school students about the police department and how officers enforce local and state laws. Since 2016, the goal of the YPA is to create and develop a relationship with students and give them an opportunity to learn about the Gwinnett County Police Department’s role in the community and the services it provides.
The YPA is free of charge and is open to all students residing in Gwinnett County who will be enrolled in middle school or high school as of August 2019. Each student must successfully pass the application process to attend the YPA. Applications are being accepted now through May 31, 2019 only.
Each YPA is a one-week session, Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
The June 10-14, 2019 session is for current or upcoming middle school students (grades 6-8), and the June 17-21, 2019 is for current or upcoming high school students (grades 9-12). The curriculum includes both classroom and practical application. Some of the activities include:
- CPR / AED
- Emergency Vehicle Driving
- Taser Demonstration
- Crime Scene Investigations
- Accident Investigations
- Internet Safety
- Criminal Investigations
- Defensive Tactics
- Firearm Safety & Run / Hide / Fight
- Gang Awareness
- Jail Tour
- K9 Demonstration
- Motorcycle Demonstration
- DUI Investigations
- SWAT / EOD
The link below includes the application packet. If selected to participate, students will receive a letter from the Training Section sent to the address on the application.
Link to YPA Packet (guidelines, waiver, and forms) and photos: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/4jcfxtrcn2gqf37/AAB_UjdJDdDOAKcKkJuAfaqja?dl=0