The Grand Prairie Police Department offers a free Teen Police Academy one week each summer for Middle School kids ages 13-14 (7th and 8th graders) who may be interested in learning more about a career in law enforcement and how the police department functions.
Applicants must have successfully completed the 6th grade and pass a background check, including school discipline referrals.
Some of the topics to be covered in the academy include:
- History of Law Enforcement
- Patrol Procedures
- Crime Scene Investigation
- K-9 and SWAT
Participants will be able to put what they learn into action by working a mock crime scene and using their new skills and knowledge to solve the crime.