The Youth Police Academy (YPA) is designed to educate middle school and high school students that live in Gwinnett County about the police department and how officers enforce local and state laws. The goal of the YPA is to create and develop a relationship with students and give them an opportunity to learn about the Gwinnett County Police Department’s role in the community and the delivery of services it provides. The YPA is open to all students that reside in Gwinnett County and that will be enrolled in middle school or high school as of August each year. Each student must successfully pass the application process to attend the YPA.
The YPA consists of two one week sessions, Mon-Friday from 9am-4pm.
June 11-15, 2018 for middle school students
July 9-13, 2018 for high school students
The curriculum includes both classroom and practical application. Some of the activities include:
- Police department overview and jail tours
- Officer Safety
- Detention Center
- ID / Crime Scene Unit
- The Communications Center / 911