Township to host police academy for youths
May 15, 2019 PLYMOUTH EAGLE.
Plymouth Michigan News
The Canton Public Safety Department will sponsor a one-week summer program for teens ages 13 to 17. This year, the Youth Academy will take place from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday, June 24 through Friday, June 28. Participants will be provided with lunch and will participate in light physical activity every day, providing an interactive learning experience designed to: teach students about the daily operations of the police and fire departments, including the philosophy of teamwork; promote a greater understanding between the youth in the community and Canton police officers and firefighters and help students develop life skills that promote safe, smart thinking and decision making
Individuals attending this free academy will be educated on the operational procedures of both departments through presentations, demonstrations and hands-on activities. Students will gain personal knowledge on the role of law enforcement in the criminal justice system, as well as the firefighter’s role of providing emergency services to the community.
Attendees will better understand the training and education required for police officers and firefighters to effectively handle the challenges of their professions. Attendees will also have the opportunity to become CPR certified.
Applicants must be Canton residents, ages 13-17 (as of June 24), with no criminal history. Applications will be accepted during the month of April, online at www.cantonpublicsafety.org.
Class size is limited-participants meeting the minimum requirements will be randomly selected. For additional information, contact Community Relations Officer Patty Esselink at (734) 394-5194.