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Student Police Academy


K-9 at LHSPresented by members of the Longmont Police Department, this elective course has been formulated and designed to better acquaint the youth of our community with the operation of the local criminal justice system. It is in a classroom setting and is chosen as part of the student's high school curriculum. This program was adapted from the existing Citizen Police Academy, which consists of condensed topics taken from basic police training. These topics have been tailored to fit the needs of high school level students. Some of the topics covered are: an introduction to the police department and tour, K-9 Demonstration, Crime Stoppers, Internal Affairs, Field Operations, Vice and Narcotics, Gang and Youth Violence, Investigative Process, Crime Scene Processing, CPR, the Cadet Program, and career opportunities.

Patrol car at SHSStudents have the option of participating in a Ride-Along Program with a police officer on patrol.

The Student Police Academy is currently held at Skyline High School, Longmont High School and Silver Creek High School.

For further information, contact:

Officer Craig Mansanares at 303 - 651 - 8577 (Skyline High School)

Officer Jason Malterud at 303 - 651 - 8510 (Longmont High School)

Officer Jerry Carnes at 303-651-8857 (Silver Creek High School)