The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Teen Police Academy is designed to give teens across the county an introduction to law enforcement training. Teens will also gain an understanding of law enforcement’s role in our community. The training will include classroom instruction, actual role-plays, and rigorous physical fitness training. It is our hope that teens will build confidence while learning good decision-making and leadership skills. There is no charge to attend the academy. Class sizes will be limited so the selection process will be very competitive. The applicant’s school will first determine if he/she meets the criteria listed below to determine if they are eligible for an interview. If the applicant meets the criteria for an interview, he/she will then be notified by their school if/when an interview will be set up with deputies from the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office. An interview with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is not a guarantee that you will be selected for one of the Teen Police Academy weeks.
The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Teen Police Academy will offer two separate weeks to attend the academy. The teens that are chosen will attend only one of those weeks. The first academy class will be held from July 8th through July 12th, 2024 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The second academy class will be held from July 22nd through July 26th, 2024 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Academy classes will be held at the Public Safety Training Facility, 1190 Scottsville Road, Rochester, NY 14624. The daily schedule will consist of physical training, classroom instruction, and reality-based training, and will end each day with a team building exercise. Teens will be issued a Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Teen Police Academy T-shirt on the first day of class and will be required to wear this every day. We also require that the teens wear comfortable athletic shoes. Teens will be given a ½ hour lunch break each day and will be responsible for bringing their own lunch Monday through Thursday. A lunch will be provided on the Friday of each academy session in honor of the successful completion of the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Teen Police Academy. Daily attendance is mandatory in order to graduate from the program.
- Must attend an approved school in Monroe County
- Must currently be in 9th through 12th grade at the time of application process
- Must have little or no disciplinary issues
- Must be in good standing academically
- Must be in good physical health
- Must return application to your school contact by March 22nd, 2024
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