2022 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 week long Academy blends classroom learning with hands on activities to expose cadets to a variety of topics including: Physical training, Patrol tactics, Correction & Custody tactics, Criminal Investigations, K9 demonstration, SWAT & SERT presentations and much more.

The Academy meets weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Cadets will be expected to be on time each day and should be picked up no later than 3:15 p.m. They will need to bring a bag lunch for each day. The cadets will receive two t-shirts 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 2022 Youth Law Enforcement Academy will be held from June 27th through July 8th, 2022 at the Correction Department in Jamesville. *The academy will not be in session on July 1st & July 4th* The deadline for the application is June 3, 2022

Click on the application for further details.