Through the Youth Police Academy, the City offers children and young adults a chance to train with police officers during the summer.
City youth between the ages of 10 and 16 are eligible for the Youth Police Academy. Five Academies, one in each borough, take place five days a week for six weeks. Police officers conduct classes that include lectures, role-plays, and demonstrations. Students engage in military drills like those done in the Police Academy and go on field trips to police facilities.