Fishers Police Department accepting Teen Academy applicants

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The Fishers Police Dept., in conjunction with the Fishers YMCA, will conduct its 15th annual FPD Teen Academy June 20-24 at Riverside Intermediate School.

The academy is one week of law enforcement-type training that will allow teens to get to know several FPD officers and give them a better understanding of how law enforcement works.

“The children in our community are very important to us and with the success of the Teen Academy, we are excited to work with the kids again this year,” Police Chief George Kehl stated.

Each day of the academy will begin at 9 a.m. with physical exercise. Students will then attend classroom training where officers will teach on various topics such as making traffic stops, crime scene investigations, K-9 units, the Fishers Dive Team, internet safety and more. Classroom training will be followed by practical hands-on skills and role-play training to reinforce the day’s lesson, as well as social interactions with officers from various departments before dismissal at 3:30 p.m.

The academy is open to 40 junior high or high school students in Fishers 13 or older. Each applicant will be subject to a screening process, therefore walk-in applicants will not be allowed.

For more, or to begin the screening process, contact Officer Cory Robinson at robinsonc@fishers.in.us.


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