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Are you a student interested in learning more about how police officers serve our community? We're accepting applications from high school Juniors and Seniors for our Youth Police Academy.
This program is for any current junior or senior high schooler in Kent County. To participate, students must:
To participate in the program, you need to attend the mandatory meeting. Keep in mind that a parent or legal guardian must attend the meeting with the student. We hold these meetings at the Police Department. You can find our address in the Contact Us section of this page. The mandatory meeting date is:
Attendance is mandatory for each day of the academy.
The Academy dates are:
Have this information ready before you start the application:
Complete the application in English
We'll notify you once we have reviewed your application. You will get an invite to interview for acceptance into the program. Here is a list of items you should have ready for your interview:
Before the program starts, you'll need to attend a mandatory information meeting. A parent or legal guardian must attend this meeting with the student. We'll announce the date of this meeting soon.
To participate in the program, you need to attend the mandatory meeting. We hold these meetings at the Police Department. You can find our address in the Contact Us section of this page. The mandatory meeting date is:
Print and complete the paper application.
Download in English(PDF, 240KB)
Our information is in the Contact Us section of this page.
You can apply online or in person at the Police Department. If you have questions you can find our phone number and address in the Contact Us section of this page. We're happy to help you submit your application!
You'll find our address in the Contact Us section of this page. Visit the front desk and let us know you're interested in applying. We'll help you submit your application.
IMPACT: Police Chief's Youth Advisory Council
2020 Youth Police Academy Flyer(PDF, 1MB)
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300 Monroe Avenue NW,
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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