Teen Academy

Teen Academy Class 2018-10
Applications are closed for class 2019-11
The Zionsville Police Department has partner with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Zionsville, Zionsville Parks Department and this year the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy to reach out to the teens of Zionsville. The 11th annual Zionsville Police Department Teen Academy. Students participated in classroom training followed by practical hands on skills to reinforce the lesson of the day and have the opportunity to interact with several police officers. Each day will conclude with a social activity for students and officers. You can view a gallery of past academies and activities online.

Purpose & Scope


The purpose of the academy is to allow teens to better understand police officers and to strengthen the relationship between the police department and the community. Officers will teach blocks of instruction on various topics such as:
  • Alcohol use
  • Building searches
  • Character development
  • Defensive tactics
  • Firearms training (simulated)
  • Identity theft
  • Internet usage
  • Jail tour
  • Physical training
  • Special response team
  • Team building exercises
  • Traffic stops
  • Use of K-9s
  • Tour of the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy
  • Zionsville Police Department tour
Students will have classroom instruction as well as practical “role play” training. The academy will conclude on June 8th with graduation where certificates will be presented to the participants.

More Information


For more information or to enroll in the Teen Academy, contact the Zionsville Police Department at 317-873-5967 or you can send an email to Captain Jeff Morris. Please check the related forms section on the upper right of this page for access to the 2019-11 Teen Academy Application and new 2019 Syllabus when they becomes available.

Completed application packets may be dropped off at the Police Department in person, faxed to 317-873-8026 or sent via email to Captain Morris.