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Posted on: January 13, 2023

Youth Police Academy slots fill quickly

Danville Police Youth Academy

UPDATE: All available slots for the fifth annual Youth Police Academy have been filled. The Police Department is still accepting leader applications, which are available here. For any questions, or special cases, contact Cpl. Sylvia Brooks at brookss@danvilleva.gov, or 434-797-8898, ext. 4. Please note, leaders must have previously graduated from the Youth Police Academy to be considered for this role.  

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Youth ages 9-17 are invited to participate in the 5th annual Youth Police Academy, an exciting summer camp through the Danville Police Department free of charge.

The academy goes from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday, from June 12-29. Early drop off and late pick up is available. Breakfast and lunch are provided. Awards, speakers, demonstrations, physical fitness activities and more will be held during the academy.

“The goal of the Youth Police Academy is to provide an awareness of what police officers experience in their day-to-day tasks,” said Cpt. Sylvia Brooks.

Parents must provide transportation to and from the Danville Police Department, located at 1 Community Way.

For the participant application, click here. For Youth Police Academy leader applications, click here. Please note, leaders must have previously graduated from the Youth Police Academy to be considered for this role.

Partner agencies and groups include the Danville Life Saving Crew, Danville Public Schools, George Washington High School ROTC, Danville Sheriff's Office, Danville General District Court, JDRC Court, Danville Fire Department and RASAP.

Space is limited to the first 30 participants.

For any questions, or special cases, contact Cpl. Sylvia Brooks at brookss@danvilleva.gov, or 434-797-8898 ext. 4.

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