Kentwood Police Department Invites High School Students to Youth Academy
Four-day Program in July Will Offer Hands-on Experience in Police Training and Operations
The Kentwood Police Department is inviting high school students to apply for its youth academy, set to take place July 25-28.
The academy is open to all graduating seniors and students who will be a sophomore, junior or senior in the 2022-23 school year. It is geared toward young people who are interested in a career in law enforcement and who want to experience what it’s like to be a police officer. Participants do not need to live or attend school in Kentwood.
The free program will run 10 a.m.-4 p.m. each day at the Kentwood Police Department, 4742 Walma Ave. SE. It will provide students with hands-on experience in police training and operations. Participants will receive instruction in various aspects of policing and participate in training scenarios, including:
- Building searches
- Drunken driving enforcement
- Special Response Team
- And more!
Eligible participants must possess good moral character and pass a background check. They will be interviewed before being accepted into the program and be required to attend a pre-academy informational meeting with a parent or guardian. Each participant will be provided a uniform and daily lunch.
Applications are due by May 13 and can be submitted online, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, in person at the Police Department or by mail to Sgt. Tim Wierenga at 4742 Walma Ave. SE, Kentwood, MI 49512. For any questions, contact Sgt. Wierenga at email@example.com or 616.656.6561.