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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements

Posted on: January 4, 2024

Applications available for Youth Police Academy

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Youth ages 9-17 are invited to participate in the 6th annual Youth Police Academy, an exciting summer camp free of charge.

The academy goes from 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday, from June 10-27. 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 Youth Police Academy provides children with real life experiences as told by community members, police officers, their peers, and others. Each child will also learn what officers are tasked to do each day,” 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 George Washington High School ROTC, Danville Life Saving Crew, Danville Public Schools, Danville Sheriff's Office, Danville General District Court, JDRC Court, Danville Fire Department and RASAP.

Space is limited to the first 35 participants.

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

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