Youth Police Academy

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The South San Francisco Police Department “Youth Academy” is a new program created specifically for the children in our community.  The program is intended for children between the ages of 10 and 14, and has been modeled after the Department’s already successful Citizen’s Academy program for adults.

The 8-week program is designed to build and strengthen relationships between the children in the community and the members of the Police Department.  This is accomplished by educating the children about the different functions of the police department and the role of police officers in the community.

Some of the topics covered in the program are:

The police officer hiring process
Criminal investigations and evidence collection
Traffic enforcement and collision investigations
Gang resistance
SWAT and K9 Units
Hostage Negotiations
And much, much more!!

The Youth Academy program will give children an opportunity to see inside the police department and gain a new insight into law enforcement.  The program also allows for members of the police department to gain a better understanding of what it is to be a child growing up in South San Francisco.  The ultimate goal of the program is to build a strong foundational relationship between the police department and the children of our community based on mutual respect and understanding.

All classes are taught by working police officers and other members of the police department.  At the end of the program, students will participate in a graduation ceremony and will receive a commemorative T-shirt and a certificate of completion awarded by the Chief of Police. 

For more information or to reserve your spot in the next Academy, please contact Corporal Amy Sariotti at (650) 829-3714.