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kentwood police Department High school youth academy


2021 Kentwood police Youth Academy: July 26th 2021 - July 29th 2021

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, j
oin the Kentwood Police Department 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. 

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.

Please click on one of the links below to open the application. You may download a word document and fill in the application with blue or black ink, or fill out the application online. Please only submit one application.  The application deadline is May 14th 2021.

Fillable Word Document: 
2021 HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH POLICE ACADEMY APPLICATION
You may scan and email the application to: wierengat@kentwood.us or drop the application off to Kentwood Police Department at 4742 Walma Ave SE Kentwood Michigan 49512 

Fillable Online Form: 

2021 High school Youth police Academy online application 
You will receive a confirmation email to the email address provided once the application is submitted. 

Sgt. Tim wierenga 
COMMUNITY SERVICES BUREAU
Phone: 616-656-6561

Email: WIERENGAT@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.  

 

SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER augustyn
COMMUNITY SERVICES BUREAU

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