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Applications Are Being Accepted for the Wilmington Police Department's 2017 Youth Police Academy

Post Date:06/12/2017 3:47 PM

Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki and Police Chief Robert Tracy today encouraged young people to apply to join the Wilmington Police Department’s Youth Police Academy which is open to youths 13 through 17 years of age. The Youth Academy is a two-week program designed to teach teens about police work, and in turn, establish positive relationships between the police department and the city’s younger citizens. Participants will attend a mock police academy where they will learn about law enforcement duties and responsibilities, through hands-on activities, role-playing, team-building exercises, and field trips.

The two-week, daily course is will held from July 10, 2017 through July 21, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the William G. Turner Building, 500 Wilmington Avenue, Wilmington, Delaware. There is no cost to attend. Breakfast and lunch will be provided to participants, but class size is limited.

Applications for the youth academy can be obtained at the Wilmington Police Department, 300 N. Walnut Street or you may access the information online at The application deadline is June 30, 2017.

For more information about this news release, contact:

Lt. Ruth A. Townsend
Special Operations Division
Wilmington Police Department
Phone: (302) 576-3692

John Rago
Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy and Communications
Office of Mayor Michael S. Purzycki
Mobile: (302) 420-7928

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