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.  

ATTENTION:

YPA 2021 HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS

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Learn techniques that the police use for arrest control and self-defense

Watch this video to see what you've been missing

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Learn to drive a police car

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Meet some of the canines in the K-9 Unit, see what they can do, and meet their handlers

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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.

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Test your shooting and decision-making skills

It's an amazing opportunity.

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Learn our history - Lakewood PD has been around since 1969

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Assess your physical abilities.  This is the same test we use when hiring new recruits