Youth Law Enforcement Academy

The Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office Youth Law Enforcement Academy is accepting applications from students entering the 7th, 8th, 9th, & 10th grade. The purpose of the Academy is to foster relationships that will bridge the gaps between law enforcement and youth while also exposing them to future careers in serving their community. The goal of the program is to motivate young people to be outstanding citizens and to empower them to act as a positive influence in our community. The one week long Academy blends classroom learning with hands on activities to expose cadets to a variety of topics including: Physical training, Patrol tactics, Custody tactics, Criminal Investigations, K9 demonstration, SWAT & SERT presentations and much more.

The Academy meets Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Cadets will be expected to be on time each day and should be picked up no later than 4:00 p.m. They will need to bring a sack lunch for each day. The cadets will receive a t-shirt along with a water bottle.

There are a limited number of openings. To be considered, candidates must prove a “C” or better grade average and must complete all forms include: recommendation, signed releases and waivers, and a short  essay.

The summer 2017 Youth Law Enforcement Academy is July 10 –14 (8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. each day). The deadline for the application is June 9, 2017.

Click on the application for further details.