April 30, 2021
(Fishers, Indiana) - The 19th session of the Fishers Police Department Teen Academy will be held in conjunction with the Fishers YMCA from July 19-23, 2021. This year’s academy will be held at Riverside Intermediate in Fishers. The Teen Academy is one week of law enforcement-type training that will allow teens to better understand how law enforcement works.
The purpose of the academy is to provide teens with an opportunity to better understand police officers and, more specifically, to strengthen the relationship between the officers of the Fishers Police Department and the community. Officers will provide an overview of the roles and responsibilities of FPD Officers and insight into some of the specialized units and skills within FPD. Topics will include how to make a traffic stop, how the K-9 Unit works within the agency, the role of the Fishers Dive Team, how Crime Scene Investigators process scenes, and how to safely navigate social media and the internet. Students will have some classroom instruction and practical role play training each day.
The academy will begin with physical fitness at 9:00 each morning. Participants will then attend informational sessions followed by practical hands-on training to reinforce the lesson(s) of the day. Each day will end with a social activity between officers and students, and participants will be dismissed at 3:30 p.m.
The academy is open to youth in junior high and high school. Applicants must be enrolled in or planning to attend a junior high or high school in Fishers in the fall of 2021. Each applicant is subject to a screening process; advanced registration is required. Walk-ins will not be allowed. There are a total of 40 spots available for this year’s academy. Begin the registration process by submitting interest at this link, https://www.fishers.in.us/1331/Teen-Academy-Registration. Once pre-registration and the background screening have been completed and an applicant has been approved for participation, applicants will receive an email from FISHERS, IN with final registration information and camp details.
Registration is open April 30, 2021 through June 4, 2021.