July 21-23, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., La Vista Police Department (7701 S. 96th Street) Ages: 12-14
The La Vista Police Department Youth Police Academy (YPA) is designed to provide middle school students that live in La Vista a better understanding of law enforcement practices. The Academy introduces participants to the field of law enforcement and provides an opportunity for youth and police officers to connect.
Students attend a mock police academy involving lectures, roleplaying, topical demonstrations and team-building exercises.
The Academy includes structured activities designed to highlight the four cardinal work principles of teamwork, leadership, communication and problem-solving/conflict resolution. There is NO COST to students who wish to attend the academy. Class size is limited to 20 participants. Lunch and t-shirt provided.
Topics include: How to Become a Police Officer, SWAT, CSI, K9, Juvenile Justice Center, 911 Call Center, CPR, Team-building exercises, Stop the Bleed Training, and other interactive learning activities oriented around law enforcement.
Registration is currently suspended pending further guidance regarding COVID-19.