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What is the San Ramon Youth Police Academy?

The San Ramon Police Department’s Youth Academy provides youth with an inside look at local law enforcement. The Academy, which meets daily for two weeks, is designed to inspire good citizenship through criminal justice education. This is a great opportunity for youth who are interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement.

What is the curriculum?
During the Academy, students will be introduced to the services that law enforcement provides to our community. Some of the training topics include: Laws in schools, search and seizure, drug and alcohol recognition, crime scene investigation, K-9 demonstration, traffic stops, DUI enforcement, officer use of force, officer safety, community policing, and defensive tactics. All classes are taught by police officers and department personnel in their area of expertise.

When is the next Youth Academy?
The Youth Academy is two consecutive weeks from Monday to Thursday. The next Youth Academy is scheduled for June 10th-13th, 2023 and June 17th-20th, 2024. Classes are held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the police department.

Is there a fee?
There is no charge to participate in the Youth Academy.

Who can attend?
The San Ramon Police Department’s Youth Academy is offered to 8th to 12th grade students who reside in San Ramon and have not previously attended the Youth Academy. Students must not have any FELONY convictions and no MISDEMEANOR arrests within TWO YEARS. Final selection will be made by the Chief of Police or his designee.

Access the application for the Youth Academy here:  Youth Academy 2024

For more information or to apply for the program, please email School Resource Corporal Mike Wickman at [email protected]

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