Teen Academy

Reporting Update:
Cadets chosen for this year's Teen Academy will need to report with a parent or guardian to the following location on Monday June 5th at 7:30 am:
The Boys and Girls Club of Zionsville 1575 Mulberry Street, Zionsville. Registration will be in the back gymnasium.

The Zionsville Police Department partners with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Zionsville and Zionsville Parks Department to reach out to the teens of Zionsville. The 9th annual Zionsville Police Department Teen Academy takes place June 5 through June 9, 2017. Students will participate 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
  • Zionsville Police Department tour
Students will have classroom instruction as well as practical “role play” training. The academy will conclude on June 10 with a graduation dinner 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 the 2017-09 Teen Academy Application and new 2017 Syllabus when it 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.

About the Academy


The Zionsville Police Department implemented the Teen Academy with class 2009-1 in June of 2009. The academy lasts one week during the summer in June and is held at the Zionsville Boys and Girls Clubs, Zionsville Police Department and other sites. The daily schedule consists of daily physical training, classroom instruction and scenario training. Each day ends with a physical/social activity that both the students and officers can participate in. The academy will start promptly at 8 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Friday evening at 6 p.m. a dinner and graduation ceremony will be held at the Zionsville Boys and Girls Club. Teens will be given a one-hour lunch break every day. Please remember to pack a meal Monday through Friday.