The 19th Annual Youth Services Academy is scheduled for July 8 – 25, 2019 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. This free program offers youth, grades 6-8, who have an interest in law enforcement, an up close view of the skills and necessary training needed for law enforcement officials.
Mt. Pleasant Police Officers conduct the academy in the manner of a real police academy, with values such as teamwork, integrity and discipline being stressed. Cadets are required to participate in physical training and complete the same agility testing given to recruits during a standard police academy. In addition to physical training, the daily curriculum includes hands-on learning and demonstrations by specialized units, such as the SWAT Team, K-9 and DNR. Classroom topics encompass crime scene investigations, traffic stops, marine patrol activities, defensive driving techniques, firearms safety and much more.
Applications are now available at the Department of Public Safety. The application deadline is June 17, 2019.
Funds for the Youth Services Academy are provided in part by the Kellogg Youth Fund and the Morning Sun Community Fund of the Mt. Pleasant Area Community Foundation.