2016 Pikes Peak Regional Law Enforcement Teen Academy

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Law Enforcement Teen Academy


The Colorado Springs Police Department, Fountain Police Department, and El Paso County Sheriff's Office announce that applications for the 2017 Pikes Peak Regional Law Enforcement Teen Academy are now being accepted.

The Pikes Peak Regional Law Enforcement Teen Academy provides young adults with a unique opportunity to learn about the operations of regional law enforcement agencies in El Paso County.  The Colorado Springs Police Department and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office are the host agencies for this week-long class.

Courses will include jail operations, patrol procedures, SWAT, K-9, Explosives Unit, criminal investigation, search and rescue, and Metro Crime Lab.  Teens will tour secure areas within the Criminal Justice Center (County Jail), the Evidence Facility, and courtrooms at the Terry R. Harris Judicial Complex.

The academy will be June 5-9, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The classes will take place at the Southeast & Armed Services YMCA located at 2190 Jet Wing Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80916.

Attendees will be responsible for bringing their own snacks, drinks and lunch. (Vending machines will be available on site if attendees want to bring their own change; CSPD/EPSO staff will not have change available.)

Interested applicants must be between the ages of 13-17 by May 25, 2017 to be eligible.  They also must be El Paso County residents and currently enrolled in or recently graduated from a school in El Paso County.

Applications must be printed, completed and received by Thursday, May 25, 2017, at 5 p.m. at the below address.  Please note the Academy Participation Liability Waiver and Indemnification Agreement must be signed in the presence of a Notary Public.  Notary Public services for the Teen Academy may be obtained at any of the Colorado Springs Police Department police stations at no cost.  For additional information or questions, please contact Officer Bernie Bañuelos or Officer Jessica Kuhn at 719-444-7410 or email Community Relations.

Please submit 5 page completed applications to:

Officer Bernie Bañuelos

Colorado Springs Police Department

705 South Nevada Avenue

Colorado Springs, CO  80903

****Application no longer available at this time****

[Please visit our website next year for the 2018 Teen Academy]

Thank you to all who supported the 2017 Teen Academy!!