The Teen Police Academy is a two-week program for juveniles 14 to 17 years of age. This academy provides students with a basic knowledge of various facets of law enforcement. Some examples of lectures include traffic stops, defensive tactics, a field trip to the firing range and lectures on police related topics and more.
The Hampton Police Division will be accepting applications for the Teen Police Academy annually during the spring. The academy will be held during the last two weeks of June. The exact dates and times will not be available until the spring of each year.
What You Can Learn
Students of the Teen Police Academy will have the opportunity to become familiar with the day to day operations of the police division, enabling them to gain a better understanding of the policies and laws that guide an officer's decisions. Presentations will be made by division personnel on the division's mission, ethics, hiring, laws, crime prevention efforts, community oriented policing, the Communications Center, Emergency Operations Center, Marine Patrol, K-9, Bike, Crisis Negotiations Team, SWAT Team, officer safety techniques and investigations.
Free of Charge
The academy is offered free of charge. For more information, please fill out an inquiry form or contact the Community Relations Unit at (757) 727-6574.