As we celebrate Police Week in Michigan, Monroe County Community College's Criminal Justice program and the Michigan State Police are working together to prepare the next generation of police officers by hosting a Monroe County Law Enforcement Youth Academy from June 20-23 for, individuals age 17-21.
According to Dan Wood, assistant professor of criminal justice at MCCC, the Youth Academy is designed for individuals who want to find out if a career as a police officer, deputy sheriff, state trooper is for them.
Youth Academy participants will be mentored by Michigan State Police troopers and officers from other local agencies, Wood said. They will learn what it is like to be a law enforcement officer by getting hands-on experience through activities like moderate physical fitness, patrol activities, first aid and CPR training, defensive tactics and crime scene investigation.
The cost for the Youth Academy is $25 and the applications are due by May 25, 2022. Each participant will receive a T-shirt, a daily boxed lunch, drinks and snacks.
The Youth Academy will be held on the MCCC Main Campus at 1555 S. Raisinville Rd., in Monroe.