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kentwood police Department High school youth academy


Are you interested in a career in law enforcement?  Do you want to experience what it’s like to be a police officer? If you are a high school student, the Kentwood Police Department invites you to apply for the 2020 Kentwood Police Department High School Youth Academy.  Join us for four days of hands-on instruction, where students will learn what it’s like to train to be an officer and experience the different roles and functions that police officers perform.  Graduating seniors, as well as students who will be entering their sophomore, junior, or senior year are eligible.  Academy dates for 2020 are TBA. 

Students will receive training in various aspects of policing, and practice those skills as they participate in scenarios.  Example topics include:
  • Traffic Stops
  • Drunk Driving Enforcement
  • Building Searches
  • Subject Control
  • Handcuffing
  • Special Response Team
There is no cost to participate.  Uniforms and lunch will be provided.

QUESTIONS? CONTACT: 
Sgt. RYAN VanderVeen
COMMUNITY SERVICES BUREAU
Phone: (616) 656-6561

Email: VanderVeenR@kentwood.us

WEST MICHIGAN METRO HIGH SCHOOL POLICE ACADEMY
In cooperation with the area police departments, the Kentwood Police Department participates in an annual summer Metro High School Police Academy.  The one-week, 50-hour program exposes recent high school graduates to a police academy learning environment modeled after the Michigan Council of Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES).  If you are interested in obtaining more information please contact School Resource Officer Augustyn at 616-656-6564 or by email at augustynj@kentwood.us.  

METRO HIGHSCHOOL POLICE ACADEMY APPLICATION

 

QUESTIONS? CONTACT:
SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER augustyn
COMMUNITY SERVICES BUREAU

PHONE: (616) 656-6561
EMAIL: AUGUSTYNJ@KENTWOOD.US