Teen police academy to be held this June
By Press Times staff
GREEN BAY – The Green Bay Police Department and the Brown County Sheriff’s Office will offer their 23rd annual Multi-Jurisdictional Teen Police Academy this June.
The program provides as an introduction to the criminal justice profession, where participants learn about specialty units such as dive team, K-9 and special weapons and tactics (SWAT).
They also hear from law enforcement officers and recruiting staff, and meet the forensics team.
They can also test their skills with techniques such as lifting fingerprints along with other hands-on demonstrations and tour the sheriff’s office and county jail.
“If you are thinking about pursuing a career in the criminal justice field, the Multi-Jurisdictional Teen Police Academy is your opportunity to get a glimpse at police work in the real world,” said Green Bay Police Department Crime Prevention Coordinator Natalia Sidon. “We often see a great number of youths who have participated in the past enter into a law enforcement career, sometimes locally.”
The program is open to students who are in grades 9-12 during the 2022-23 school year and will run June 19-22, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., at the Green Bay Police Department, 307 S. Adams St., Green Bay.
Applications are available at www.gbpolice.org/1077/Teen-Academy and are due by Monday, May 22.
They can be submitted to a school resource officer or delivered to the crime prevention coordinator at the Green Bay Police Department.
“Due to the structure of the academy, an application is required, and a criminal background check will be run on each applicant. Anyone with a felony arrest record will not be eligible to attend the academy. Anyone under the age of 18 will need the signature of a parent or guardian to participate,” a police department release stated.
For more information, contact Melanie Skalmoski at (920) 448-3260 or [email protected]v or Natalia Sidon at (920) 448-3330 or [email protected].