Apply for the Youth Police Academy

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.

Youth Police Academy

 

Online Form

Make sure you're eligible to apply

This program is for any current junior or senior high schooler in Kent County. To participate, students must:

  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Be in good standing at your school
  • Be of good moral character
  • Have an acceptable legal history
  • Be in good physical condition

Make sure you can attend a mandatory meeting

To participate in the program, you need to go to 1 of 2 mandatory meetings. 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. Here are the available meeting dates:

  • Wednesday, May 20th, 2020, 6 PM

Make sure you can attend every day of the academy

Attendance is mandatory for each day of the academy.

Choose 1 of the 2 sets of dates:

  • June 8, 2020 - June 12, 2020 from 7:00 am - 5:30 pm

Gather your information

Have this information ready before you start the application:

  • Your resume
  • Your school's address and phone number
  • The email address of a counselor, teacher, or coach as a character reference
  • A detailed written explanation of why you want to attend the Youth Police Academy
  • A digital or scanned copy of a written history of your life (written in black pen or typed)
  • Your employment history information

Apply for the Youth Police Academy

Complete the application in English

We'll review your application

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:

  • Driver's License (if available)
  • Student ID
  • Letter of recommendation from school counselor, teacher, or coach
  • Proof of physical for the current school calendar year
  • A copy of your resume

Paper Form

Make sure you're eligible to apply

This program is for any current junior or senior high schooler in Kent County. To participate, students must:

  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Be in good standing at your school
  • Be of good moral character
  • Have an acceptable legal history
  • Be in good physical condition

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.

Make sure you can attend a mandatory meeting

To participate in the program, you need to go to 1 of 2 mandatory meetings. We hold these meetings at the Police Department. You can find our address in the Contact Us section of this page. Here are the available meeting dates:

  • Wednesday, May 20th, 2020, 6 PM

Make sure you can attend every day of the academy

Attendance is mandatory for each day of the academy.

Choose 1 of the 2 sets of dates:

  • June 8, 2020 - June 12, 2020 from 7:00 am - 5:30 pm

Gather your information

Have this information ready before you start the application:

  • Your resume
  • Your school's address and phone number
  • The email address of a counselor, teacher, or coach as a character reference
  • A detailed written explanation of why you want to attend the Youth Police Academy
  • A digital or scanned copy of a written history of your life (written in black pen or typed)
  • Your employment history information

Download the paper application

Print and complete the paper application.

Download in English(PDF, 240KB)

Mail, email, or drop off your completed application

Our information is in the Contact Us section of this page.

We'll review your application

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:

  • Driver's License (if available)
  • Student ID
  • Letter of recommendation from school counselor, teacher, or coach
  • Proof of physical for the current school calendar year
  • A copy of your resume

Phone

We don't accept applications for this program over the phone

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!

In Person

Make sure you're eligible to apply

This program is for any current junior or senior high schooler in Kent County. To participate, students must:

  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Be in good standing at your school
  • Be of good moral character
  • Have an acceptable legal history
  • Be in good physical condition

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.

Gather your information

Have this information ready before you start the application:

  • Your resume
  • Your school's address and phone number
  • The email address of a counselor, teacher, or coach as a character reference
  • A detailed written explanation of why you want to attend the Youth Police Academy
  • A digital or scanned copy of a written history of your life (written in black pen or typed)
  • Your employment history information

Visit the Police Department to apply

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.

We'll review your application

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:

  • Driver's License (if available)
  • Student ID
  • Letter of recommendation from school counselor, teacher, or coach
  • Proof of physical for the current school calendar year
  • A copy of your resume