The Gwinnett County Police Department is taking applications for their Youth Police Academy in June. The Youth Police Academy will educate middle and high school students living in Gwinnett County about the police department and how officers enforce local and state laws.
Their press release emphasizes that their goal is to create and develop a relationship with students and educate them about the Gwinnett County Police Department’s role in the community.
Each YPA is a one-week session, Monday-Friday, from 9 am – 4 pm.
Middle School students (rising seventh and eighth grades) can attend from June 12 through June 16, and High School students from June 26 through June 30.
The academy is free of charge and is open to all students that reside in Gwinnett County and will be enrolled in seventh through 12th grades as of August 2023.
Each student must pass the application process and be selected to attend the academy.
The application deadline is May 2. Click here for access to the application packet for the academy: