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High School Police Academy Scheduled for July 15-19

(April 2, 2002) The High School Police Academy is a one- week, hands on course for high school students. It is designed for those young people who are interested in a career in Law Enforcement or students who would like to find out more about the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department.


Must be entering 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grade in August 2002.
Must attend a school in Mecklenburg County (Public or Private).
No Arrests.
No out of school suspensions for the 2000-2002 school years.
Must maintain a "C" average or better.
Must participate in all activities (Academic and Physical).

Topics to be covered

The History and Mission of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department, Community Oriented Policing, Laws, Traffic Offenses, Drivers License, 4th Amendment, Curfew Laws, Juvenile Crimes, Gangs, The responsibilities of wearing a badge, The benefits of wearing a badge, Computer Technology, Report Writing, Crime Scene, Group Initiatives, Traffic Stops, Problem Solving, F.A.T.S. (Firearms Training Simulator), and Building Searches.

Other Information

Dates: July 15-19, 2002 8:00am - 4:00pm

Location: Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Academy, 1770 Shopton Road
Transportation: Transportation will be the responsibility of the student.
Lunch: Students must bring lunch with them each day.

For further information or to request an application contact:

Officer Tom Barry at the Charlotte- Mecklenburg Police Academy 704-525-6145 Ext. 257 or E-mail: tbarry@cmpd.org