The Chandler Youth Academy is a one-week program for youths between the ages of 12 and 17. This Academy provides an opportunity for participants to learn about various jobs and functions with the Department. Officers from the Traffic Unit, Patrol Division, Bike Unit, K-9 Unit, and Special Assignment Unit present to the students. Participants get involved with hands-on activities, which provides them with a valuable learning experience and insight into police procedures.
The Youth Academy was developed to provide awareness and understanding of the role of law enforcement. The Academy’s ultimate goal is to foster relationships that will bridge the gaps between law enforcement and youth while introducing them to the idea of a possible career in law enforcement.
Registration is CLOSED at this time. Please check back to see the dates for the upcoming academies.
The Department offers four Academies per year:
Fall break: The next Youth Academy was held from September 27, 2021 – to October 1, 2021.
Spring break: 2022: Dates are TBD. 1 class
Summer break: 2022: Dates are TBD. 2 classes will be offered on different dates/weeks.
The first day of the Academy meets at the Department’s Main Police Station 250 E. Chicago St. (click here for a map) and runs Monday – Thursday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. At least one or more of the days, the academy will be held at our Public Safety Training Center located at 3550 S Dobson Rd, Chandler, AZ 85248 (click here for a map). The SRO’s will go over the agenda for the week on day one with the students. There is no charge and lunch, drinks and snacks are provided each day. Space is limited, parents are responsible for registering their children along with dropping and picking them up at the appropriate locations and times.