Teen Academy

The Zionsville Police Department partners with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Zionsville to reach out to the teens of Zionsville. The 8th Annual Zionsville Police Department Teen Academy will be  held June 6th through June 10th 2016. The students attended 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 10th 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 2016-08 Teen Academy Application and new 2016 Syllabus when they become 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 1 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 1-hour lunch break every day. Please remember to pack a meal Monday through Friday.