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Youth Police Academy

Learn what it takes to protect and serve!

Law enforcement professionals play an essential role in ensuring the safety of our communities. Get hands-on experiences by performing tasks and training exercises alongside local law enforcement professionals.


Police Day Academy: All Things Traffic (Middle and High School Students)

Saturday, May 20, 2017 • Register online today!

Traffic stops are the most common activity conducted by the police force. Spend a day with local police officers and learn about the vehicles police officers use and the training activities they use to prepare! This academy is hands-on and taught by University and city police officers. In our “All Things Traffic” academy, participants will be trained on several types of police vehicles and will run through training scenarios conducted by law enforcement professionals!

Registration Information

The fee for this program is $49, and it includes all instruction materials, transportation and lunch. Click here to register.


Police Academy (Middle and High School Students)

June 26-29, 2017 • Register online today!

Join us for a four-day academy and find out of the law enforcement profession is for you! Tour local law enforcement departments, and learn all week from area police and public safety professionals. Participants in our Police Academy will undergo training sessions based on real police training exercises, including:

  • Using tools like handcuffs and standard uniform tools
  • Working with a K9 dog
  • Clearing a room
  • Using training gear like paint rounds, tasers and hit pads
  • Conducting traffic stops and bike patrol
  • Being an essential component of a criminal investigation

Through additional field activities, participants will get a realistic view of the skills and education it takes to become a police officer. Career and education mentoring will also help guide students who have a goal of working in law enforcement. Get hands-on experience with the newest vehicles and tactical equipment, and train in self-defense. This day academy will help you learn what it takes to be a police officer.

Registration Information

The fee for this program is $450, and it includes all instruction materials, food and lodging for the duration of the academy. Click here to register.

The Investigate Police youth programs are sponsored by: 

UW Oshkosh, the City of Oshkosh Police Department, UW Oshkosh Police Department