Youth Academies

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The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is looking for a few good teens ... to participate in a one-week, hands-on course for young people who are interested in a career in law enforcement or students who would like to find out more about the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.

We are now taking applications for the High School Police Academy.  This is a one week program that allows High School students to see what a career in Law Enforcement is all about.

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Access the High School Application HERE!!

  • High School Applicants must be at least 14 years of age and completed the eighth grade
  • No Arrests
  • No out of school suspensions in the last year
  • Must maintain a “C” average or better (Waivable)
  • Must be willing to participate in all activities (Academic and Physical)
  • Cannot have attended a previous CMPD High School Academy
  • Obtain a recommendation from your School Resource Officer and/or School Administrator
  • Receive parental or legal guardian approval
  • Complete and submit the online application and additional forms

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Topics to be covered:
Team Building, Crime Scene Investigation, Criminal Investigation, Defensive Tactics, Traffic Stops, Building Searches, Physical Fitness, Suspect Encounters, Demos from different units and the responsibilities of wearing the badge.

Other Information:
Middle School Academy:Monday, July 15, 2024 - Thursday, Thursday 18, 2024
High School Academy:Monday, July 22, 2024 - Thursday, July 25, 2024
Latino Middle School Academy:Monday, August 5, 2024 – Thursday, August 8, 2024 (In Conjunction with a Community Partner)
Latino High School Academy:Monday, August 12, 2024 – Thursday, August 15, 2024 (In Conjunction with a Community Partner)

Time: Monday - Friday 09:00am - 3:00pm
Location: CMPD Facility
Transportation: The student and/or parents will be responsible for transportation to and from the CMPD Youth Academy.
Academy Uniform: You will be required to wear pants each day. CMPD will issue each participant a High School Academy T-shirt

Access the High School Application HERE!!

To submit the online SeamlessDocs application, you'll need to fill out the wizard form and hit continue to populate the application. Once the application is populated, click on the sign and finalize button at the bottom of the form. Sign the document and hit Finalize. There will be a confirmation screen that will display your submitted application.

For further information or to request a hard copy of the application contact:
Officer Ryan Botzenmayer
Community Services and Youth Division
601 East Trade Street
Charlotte, NC 28202