What is the Youth Police Academy?
The Champaign Police Department hosts an annual summer outreach program designed to provide youth in the Champaign County area, between 12-18 years of age, a clearer understanding of law enforcement practices.
What you can expect from being a part of the Youth Police Academy
The Academy provides an opportunity for youth and police officers to build stronger, more positive relationships while introducing participants to the field of law enforcement.
Students will attend a mock police academy involving lectures, role-plays, topical demonstrations and team building exercises.
Champaign police officers will train students in the following areas:
- Basic Crime Scene Investigation
- Advanced Crime Scene Investigation*
- Traffic and Criminal Law*
- Conflict Resolution
- Specialized Units
- Use of Force Principles
- Building Searches*
- Responding to Crimes in Progress*
- Physical Agility Training
- Police-Community Relations*
- Restraint Techniques
- Radio Communication
- Criminal Investigation Procedures
- Advanced Criminal Investigation*
* Only taught in the Advanced sessions!
The 2013 Youth Police Academy sessions will be held at the ILEAS Training Center located at 1701 E. Main Street in Urbana, Illinois.
Basic Class: June 10-13, 2014 from 1 PM – 4 PM
Open to students who have completed 6th through 8th grade.
*Advanced Class: July 8-11, 2014 from 9 AM – 3 PM
*Open to current high school students who have previously completed the academy’s Basic course. This session will expand upon areas previously covered in the Basic curriculum.
Crime Scene Investigation Class (CSI): July 29 – August 1, 2014 from
For more information, please contact:
Officer Jonathan Westfield, School Resource Officer
Officer Rob Wills, School Resource Officer