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​​​​ ​The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is looking for a few good teens ... to participate in a one-week, hands-on course for young people who are interested in a career in law enforcement or students who would like to find out more about the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.

We are now taking applications for the High School Police Academy.  This is a one week program that allows High School students to see what a career in Law Enforcement is all about.

View the most recent High School Academy video

Access the High School Application HERE!!

Qualifications:
  • ​Must be at least 14 years of age and in the 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade
  • No Arrests
  • No out of school suspensions in the last year
  • Must maintain a “C” average or better
  • Must be willing to participate in all activities (Academic and Physical)
  • Cannot have attended a previous CMPD High School Academy
  • Obtain a recommendation from your School Resource Officer and/or School Administrator
  • Receive parental or legal guardian approval
  • Complete and submit the online application and additional forms

Topics to be covered:
Team Building, Crime Scene Investigation, Criminal Investigation, Defensive Tactics, Traffic Stops, Building Searches, Physical Fitness, Suspect Encounters, Demos from different units and the responsibilities of wearing the badge.

Other Information:
Dates:
Session 1:Monday, July 30, 2018 - Friday, August 2, 2018
Session 2:Monday, August 6, 2018 - Friday, August 10, 2018
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Time:​ Monday - Thursday 07:45am – 04:00pm; Friday 07:45am - 2:00pm
Location: Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Academy, 1770 Shopton Road Charlotte, NC 28217
Transportation: Transportation to and from the Police Academy will be the responsibility of the student and/or parents.
Lunch: Students must bring lunch with them each day except for Friday.
Academy Uniform: You will be required to wear khaki pants each day. CMPD will issue each participant a High School Academy T-shirt
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Access the High School Application HERE!!

To submit the application click the submit button at the top right corner of the application or email it to
youthprograms@cmpd.org.​




For further information or to request a hard copy of the application contact:
Officer Ryan Botzenmayer
Community Services and Youth Division
704-432-0432
601 East Trade Street
Charlotte, NC 28202