Police seeking applications for Youth Police Academy

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. – The Cheektowaga Police Department is seeking applications for their 2017 Youth Citizens Police Academy.

The program is for high school students considering a law enforcement career at the local, county, state or federal level.

Students will view actual pictures and video of crime and accident scenes, have the opportunity to take the actual physical fitness test required for police officers, may be exposed to Electronic Control Device (TASER), and will take part in the Firearms Training Simulator and shoot the Cheektowaga Police standard issued handgun.

Students will also ride with an officer for an 8-hour tour of duty and participate in a courtroom observation.

The 3-week academy is held from Monday, June 26th through Friday, July 14th from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon at the Town of Cheektowaga Police Department.  A graduation ceremony will be held on Monday, July 17th, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

Applications can be downloaded at http://cpdny.org/youth-police-academy/

If you have any questions or if you would like more information please contact Officer Paul Nazzarett at 716-897-7293.