Rockford Police Department hosts Youth Police Academy
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The Rockford Police Department is hosting a Youth Police Academy at Kennedy Middle School, 520 N. Pierpont Ave., from June 18-22, targeting children ages 13-17 years old. The Youth Academies are made possible through a grant from the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois. The Rockford Police Department partners with the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department, Rockford Park District and Winnebago County Juvenile Probation Department in putting on the academies. The academy hours are from 1-8 p.m. daily. The academy was formed to provide a fun and educational view of police work while providing teen-agers with an opportunity to learn about a possible future vocation in a summer day camp setting. The kids learn about what police do and have a structured format to explore a variety of enrichment activities. The academy allows officers and students to interact with each other in a positive environment.
Applications can be downloaded from the Rockford Police Department website http://www.rockfordil.gov/police.aspx or picked up at the front desk of the Rockford Police Department at 420 W. State St. or the Criminal Justice Center at 650 W. State St. Any questions can be directed to Sgt. Michael Spelman at (815) 987-5875 or Sgt. Carla Redd at (815) 987-5041.
Posted June 13, 2012
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