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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.  It is a one week program that allows Mecklenburg County High School students to see what a career in Law Enforcement is all about.

Access the High School Application HERE!!

  • ​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

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:
Session 1:TBD​
Session 2:TBD
Time:​ 07:45am – 04:00pm each day
Location: Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Academy, 1770 Shopton Road Charlotte, NC 28217
Transportation: Transportation will be the responsibility of the student.
Lunch: Students must bring lunch with them each day.
Academy Uniform: You will be required to wear khaki pants each day. CMPD will issue each participant a High School Academy T-shirt
​Physical Training(PT):PT sessions will be held in the afternoons. We understand that our High School Academy participants might be at different fitness levels and we have taken that into account when developing the workout routine. Participants will need to bring appropriate PT attire and athletic shoes. Sleeveless or V-neck shirts will not be permitted. PT shorts are required to be at an appropriate length(no shorter than 4 inches above the knee).
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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

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