Youth Citizens' Academy


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Get an inside view of law enforcement with a combination of classroom lectures and hands-on training in the areas of Tasers, K-9 demonstrations, Crime Scene Investigations, Evidence Collection, Arrest Control, Firearms Safety and much more.

The Youth Citizen’s Police Academy is a program designed to provide teens between the ages of 13 and 17 with an inside look at law enforcement. The purpose of the Academy is to increase understanding between young citizens through education and interaction with members of the Golden Police Department. The Academy gives young citizens the opportunity to learn why we “can” and why we “cannot” do certain things.

Since interactions between police and young citizens are often negative, the Academy also gives both the officers and the students an opportunity to interact with each other in an environment that is educational and non-threatening.

The Academy is one week long and is held in June each year. Classroom presentations are combined with hands-on exposure to provide participants with a well-rounded experience.

June 7-11, 2021 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Registration Deadline is Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Topics covered include:
  • Narcotics
  • K-9 Patrol
  • Patrol Procedures
  • Firing Range
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Evidence Processing
  • Hands-on Police scenarios
  • Use of Force

Application Requirements:

  • Must be 13-17 years of age (13 year old must have completed 7th Grade)
  • Complete application
  • One page letter on why you would like to attend and what you hope to learn
  • Background check
  • Must be able to attend all five days
  • Class size is limited to 6
  • Preferential consideration will be given to applicants who attend schools within the city limits of Golden