The Cleburne Police Department's Teen Police Academy is modeled after the Citizens Police Academy and is designed to give young people the opportunity to learn about the department and its operations and to demonstrate the benefits of law enforcement and community policing in our city. The main goals of this program are to:
Students will learn the basic operations of a police department and explore career options in criminal justice while meeting members of the Cleburne Police Department. The Community Services Unit leads the Cleburne Teen Police Academy and Community Relations Officer K. A. Abbott coordinates enrollment.
Since its inception in the summer of 2018, the academy has graduated many recruits. The Academy features many aspects of law enforcement with classroom instruction, hands-on training, and more!
There is no cost to participate in the Teen Police Academy.
The weeklong Academy will be held Monday through Friday, June 3-7, 2024 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Booker T. Washington Recreation Center. Graduation is Friday, June 7, 2024 at 5 p.m.
Students must complete an application which includes release forms. A mandatory background check is run on all applicants. Contact Officer K. A. Abbott here to request more information or an application.
Any student is welcome to attend. As long as the following requirements are met:
For more information or to request an application, contact Officer K. A. Abbott at [email protected] or 817-556-8815.