Fourth annual Teen Academy starts June 11

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The Zionsville Police Dept. is again teaming up with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Zionsville to reach out to teens.

The fourth annual Zionsville Police Department Teen Academy will be held June 11-15. Students will attend classroom training followed by practical, hands-on skills training to reinforce the lesson of the day, and have the opportunity to interact with several police officers. Each day will conclude with a social activity for students and officers.

The purpose of the academy is to allow teens to better understand police officers and to strengthen the relationship between the police department and the community. Officers will teach blocks of instruction on various topics such as traffic stops, Internet usage, identity theft, alcohol use, special response team, character development, use of K-9s, defensive tactics, firearms training (simulated), physical training and building searches, andstudents will also participate in team building exercises, a ZPD tour and a jail tour.

The academy will conclude with a graduation dinner where certificates will be presented to the participants.

For more information or to enroll in the Teen Academy, contact the Zionsville Police Dept. at 873-5967. Application forms are available at http://www.zionsville-in.gov/town-services/police/po-services/teen-academy/.

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