The Turlock Police Department will be hosting a three-day Police Youth Academy to give students a better perspective of what it takes to work in law enforcement.
The three-day academy is set for March 30 to April 1, and is open to youth ages 14-17, who are interested in spending three days from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. getting to know Turlock Police officers and learning about ways they can help create a safer community.
The three-day class will provide information and basic knowledge in several fields including; crime prevention, SWAT, high-risk traffic stop, and Safe Driving with the Traffic Unit. Participants will also have an opportunity to go on a police ride-along.
"Turlock is committed to investing in our youth," remarked Mayor Gary Soiseth. "This academy will focus on teaching the principles of community policing to our young people. It's my hope that it will not only develop engaged citizens, but it will also develop future public servants."
The course is free of cost, however, there is limited space in the Youth Academy and registration is required. Applicants must be between the ages of 14-17 years old. If you are interested in attending please contact Ron Yousefpoor at 668-5550 extension 6382. Registration deadline is Wednesday.