Youth Police Academy

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:

  1. Basic Crime Scene Investigation
  2. Advanced Crime Scene Investigation*
  3. Evidence Collection**
  4. Fingerprinting**
  5. CSI Photography**
  6. Traffic and Criminal Law*
  7. Conflict Resolution
  8. Specialized Units
  9. Use of Force Principles
  10. Building Searches*
  11. Responding to Crimes in Progress*
  12. Physical Agility Training
  13. Police-Community Relations*
  14. Restraint Techniques
  15. Radio Communication
  16. Criminal Investigation Procedures
  17. Advanced Criminal Investigation*

* Advanced Course only!
**CSI Class!

The 2015 Youth Police Academy sessions will be held at the ILEAS Training Center located at 1701 E. Main Street in Urbana, Illinois.

Basic Class:  June 29-July 2, 2015 from 1 PM – 4 PM  
Open to students who have completed 6th through 8th grade.

*Advanced Class:  July 13-16, 2015 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 27 – 30, 2015 from 1 PM – 4 PM 

YPA Brochure and Application – 2015

For more information, please contact:

Officer Jonathan Westfield, School Resource Officer
Jonathan.Westfield@ci.champaign.il.us

or 

Officer Rob Wills, School Resource Officer
Robert.Wills@ci.champaign.il.us

 

 

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