The inaugural success of the Glendale Police Department’s Teen Academy in 2016 has spurred a yearly summer tradition between police officers and the youths of Glendale. The Teen Academy is a six week class designed to be an interactive and fun learning experience that will increase the understanding of police operations and provide a forum of communication, with the goal of building stronger relationships between the police department and Glendale’s youths. Students will be encouraged to ask questions and express their concerns about pertinent issues. Students will learn from Department experts in detectives, S.W.A.T., the Explorer program, patrol, traffic, drugs, and driving under the influence. All students will participate in practical demonstrations and will accompany an officer on a ride-along.
The Glendale Police Department’s Teen Academy is a great way to learn about your community, while earning community service hours towards graduation requirements. Each class meeting will be held every Wednesday from 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM. Snacks will be provided after each class. Spots are open to all Glendale residents who attend any local public or private high school. Classes are limited to the first 30 students. Registration begins May 1, 2019. For more information, contact the Community Services Bureau at (818)937-8776.