Interested in law enforcement?
have fun and learn at the same time.
That's what we offer at the
Lakewood Police Department youth Police Academy
Join us for a week of informative, hands-on, team building experiences. Learn the challenges facing law enforcement today. Whether you want a career or are just interested, we will provide an atmosphere of learning, fun, and friendship.
YPA 2021 HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS
Learn techniques that the police use for arrest control and self-defense
Watch this video to see what you've been missing
Learn to drive a police car
Meet some of the canines in the K-9 Unit, see what they can do, and meet their handlers
Climbing the wall at REI - There's no better way to build trust and camaraderie
It's a good leadership program whether or not you're interested in being a police officer. You make a lot of new friends. It's just a lot of fun.
Test your shooting and decision-making skills
It's an amazing opportunity.
Learn our history - Lakewood PD has been around since 1969
Assess your physical abilities. This is the same test we use when hiring new recruits