2023 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.

There are a limited number of openings. To be considered, candidates must prove a “C” or better grade average and must complete all forms listed below as well as a short Essay. Once selected, additional Academy details will be emailed to the Parent & Cadet, to include: drop-off and pick-up locations, classroom location, proper attire, cadet expectations.

The summer 2023 Youth Law Enforcement Academy runs for 2 weeks, July 10-14 and July 17-21 , 8:30am-3:00pm daily at the Onondaga Community College campus located at 4585 W. Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse NY. The deadline for the application is Friday, June 16, 2023.



Click on the application for further details.